| This Week's Metalcasting News Review |
| || GM Gets 19,000 Workers to Accept Buyouts |
In the four-year labor agreement reached last year with the United Autoworkers union, GM offered buyout packages to all 74,000 U.S. workers, in an effort to reduce overall employment numbers and financial obligations. Read more
| || NFFS Launching Two-Day Training Series |
The Non-Ferrous Founders’ Society is offering a series of two seminars to train employers and workers in workplace safety principles and procedures relating to hazardous energy, in order to prevent work-related accidents. Read more
| || Precision Castparts Selects New CFO |
William D. Larsson is retiring from Precision Castparts Corp, where he has been senior vice president and chief financial officer. He will be replaced by the company’s current v.p.-finance, Shawn Hagel. Read more
| || Cleaning Molds and Coreboxes with “Micro Explosions” |
Dry-ice blasting is similar to sand blasting or grit blasting, but instead of using hard abrasive media to grind on (and possibly damage) a surface, dry-ice blasting uses soft dry-ice pellets, accelerated to supersonic speeds, to create “microexplosions” on the surface being cleaned. Read more
| || Inconvenient truths |
It’s ludicrous to assume that a law imposing emission limits on electric utility, transportation, and manufacturing industries, and paying people with federal funds for the damage these limitations will cause to individuals in terms of jobs, income, and opportunities, will have any “benefits” to the nation, or the Earth. Read more
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