| This Week's Metalcasting News Review |
| || Contech Files for Bankruptcy |
The Michigan diecaster says the Chapter 11 filing will allow it to overcome “significant debt obligations, sell certain non-core operations and address the unprecedented low volumes in the North American automotive industry by rationalizing its operational cost structure.” Read more
| || NADCA Releases 2008 Wage, Benefits Survey |
The study compares the earnings of hourly workers, compensation programs, and benefits. It also analyzes the different compensation programs for companies of different sizes and locations, and summarizes insurance rates and data on absenteeism. Read more
| || Better Control, Safer Operation for Melting |
While robots in the melt shop reduce operator error, increase efficiency, cut labor costs and ensure consistent furnace operation practices, their most important contribution is significantly enhanced worker safety. Read more
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Foundry Management & Technology announces launch of Foundry Theater. Watch videos about foundry and diecasting industries. You'll see technical developments; new equipment; finishing technologies; automation systems; quality instruments and new products. You'll see how to reduce cycle times and increase productivity
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| || Metalcasting's Next Generation |
Do you know a young person who’s having an impact in metalcasting? Visit www.foundrymag.com and nominate someone, or more than one, 40 years old or younger, who qualifies as a “rising star.” Read more
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