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Weekly Update November 4, 2008

Nov. 4, 2008
East Jordan Iron Works Cutting Back Premier Aluminum Expansion Still On ICI Selets Best Investment Casting Designs
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Weekly UpdateNovember 4, 2008
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This Week's Metalcasting News Review
East Jordan Iron Works Cutting Back
Since October began, the producer of construction and municipal castings has laid off 41 workers. Read more
Despite Financing Change, Premier Aluminum Expansion Still On
Because of general confusion in capital markets Premier and its parent company will proceed with the project using their own financing arrangement. Read more
Precision Castparts Feeling Impact of Boeing Strike
Precision Castparts Corp. reported increased second-quarter and year-on-year revenues and earnings recently, but warned investors that the near future may be less positive. Read more
Featured This Week
ICI Selects Best Investment Casting Designs
Top honors went to products representing some of the leading markets for investment castings — aerospace engine components, aerospace electronics, and military equipment markets. Read more
Forums And Blogs
REB Blog: Too big to save
Bankruptcy is a better route to recovery because the problems for GM and Chrysler are not simply their past mistakes but (much more serious) their future liabilities. A merger would take the best of what’s currently available, but it would still have to address future obligations: wages, pensions, franchise commitments, and many others, not to mention their technological and manufacturing issues. Read more
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IHEA Infrared/Combustion Seminar
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AWMI 2008 Leadership Conference,
Orlando - November 13-16, 2008 Read more
ASTM Iron Castings Committee Meeting
Miami - November 19-20, 2008 Read more
FEF 2008 College Industry Conference
Chicago - November 20-21, 2008 Read more
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