Weekly Update  June 9, 2009

Weekly Update June 9, 2009

GF Group outlines downsizing NovaCast takes new orders Grinding Centers Bring Speed, Quality, Consistency

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Weekly UpdateJune 9, 2009
This Week's Metalcasting News Review

GF Group Outlines Downsizing Plans
Industrial group Georg Fischer AG is reducing its operational structure and cutting corporate operating costs by 350 million Swiss francs (est. $330 million,) explaining that it has been “heavily affected by the present economic crisis.” CEO Yves Serra added, "The structural program creates the conditions for GF to emerge strengthened from this crisis and to benefit from its good market position." Read more

Citation Earns Navistar Supplier Award
The Diamond Supplier Award is presented to suppliers who exceed its performance expectations for quality, delivery, and cost during a particular year, and also acknowledges the suppliers’ efforts to align themselves with Navistar’s strategic business goals and demonstrating a commitment to continuous improvement. Read more

NovaCast Takes New Order for Heavy Castings
The order includes production of a set of die shoes, as well as construction, completion, and testing of stamping dies. It also includes construction and casting of a press pallet weighing approximately 6 metric tons. Read more

Featured This Week

Grinding "Centers" Bring Speed, Quality, Consistency
Since installing the Maus SAM 300, Grede Foundries has determined it will pay for the machine in less than one year, based on direct savings it realizes by not using outside vendors for contract finishing. Read more

Forums And Blogs

REB Blog: Save the apologies
"Still to come will be the fundamental adjustments to material supplies, like foundry-grade scrap. If it is not already clear, the entire supply chain is going to have to be reconceived." Read more

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