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Weekly Update December 8, 2009

Dec. 8, 2009
Citation buys Blackhawk Can-Eng contract for railcar manufacturer Modified case hardening for steel vanes
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CastExpo'10 Registration Underway, Adds New Events AFS and the North American Die Casting Association have opened registration for CastExpo'10, which will be held March 20-23, 2010, at the Orange County Convention Center, Orlando, Fla. Historically, CastExpo has offered a breadth of technical sessions, as well as hundreds of suppliers detailing the latest advancements in metalcasting products. Learn more now.
This Week's Metalcasting News Review
Blackhawk Foundry Sale, Closing Confirmed by Citation
Citation Corp. confirms it has acquired Blackhawk Foundry & Machining's Davenport, IA, facilities. At the same time, Citation indicates it has sold its Albion, IN, machining plant to Busche Machine. Read more
Can-Eng to Build Heat-Treating Plant for Steel Castings
Can-Eng Furnaces reports it has an order from a Russian railcar manufacturer for two 10-metric tons/hour rotary-hearth furnaces for normalizing steel castings. TVSZ will install the equipment at its plant in Tikhvin, Russia, to quench and temper components for railroad truck assemblies, side frames, and bolsters. Read more
Featured This Week
Modified Case Hardening Limits Distortion for Steel Vanes
A global manufacturer of air-vane motors has developed its own heat-treatment technique for the steel rotors that are a fundamental component of its units. Read more
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"Business" is not antipathetic to humanity, as some marketing messages imply, and some politicians and policymakers insist. There is a lot of good in the work we do. Read more
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