Weekly Update  May 6, 2008

Weekly Update May 6, 2008

Citation Exiting Permanent/Semi-Permanent Molding OSHA Proposes Fines at Ohio Foundry NADCA Offers Risk-Management Strategies

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This Week's Metalcasting News Review

Citation Exiting Permanent/Semi-Permanent Molding
The automotive components manufacturer is closing its aluminum foundry in Butler, IN, and plans to sell the molding equipment there to Diversified Machine Inc. Citation describes the decision as part of a long-range strategy to improve its efficiencies and “core competencies.” Read more

OSHA Proposes Fines at Ohio Foundry
The Federal Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has cited Marion, OH’s Semco Inc. for willful and serious workplace safety and health violations. Semco Inc. is a beryllium copper foundry that manufactures plunger tips. Read more

NADCA Offers Risk-Management Strategies
The North American Die Casting Association has released a research report to help operations managers to implement hedging strategies and other pricing tacticts to help control metal costs. Read more

Featured This Week

FM&T's Online CastExpo Preview
Take an advance tour of CastExpo '08 (May 16-20, in Atlanta) with highlights from numerous exhibitors, and the products and services they plan to present at this year's most important metalcasting trade show. Read more

Forums And Blogs

REB blog: Worlds apart
In the world of microeconomics we’re in relatively good shape — no recession — even though lots of people are panicked about the indicators. In the world of macroeconomics, we’re lost and wandering, and panicking might be a reasonable reaction. Read more

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