| Weekly Update – June 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
| || 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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