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Weekly Update  February 17, 2009

Weekly Update February 17, 2009

Columbus Steel orders sim software Neenah to close Gregg Industries Coreless induction, for efficiency, energy savings

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Weekly UpdateFebruary 17, 2009
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This Week's Metalcasting News Review

NovaCast Supplying Software to Columbus Steel
The latest version of NovaFlow & Solid CV 4.0 software includes advanced numeric models and a new meshing technology, Control Volume Meshing, for simulating complex or thin-walled castings. Read more

Citation Amends Credit Agreement
“This will provide our customers and suppliers the security needed that Citation is weathering the current economic storm and allows us to capitalize on additional business opportunities,” added Citation’s CEO Doug Grimm. Read more

Neenah to Close Gregg Industries
The subsidiary in El Monte, CA, is closing due to declining sales and generally poor economic conditions. Read more

Featured This Week

Coreless Induction Improves Efficiency, Reduces Electricity
As the quality of the metallic charge constituents has steadily deteriorated, slag-related melting problems have become widespread — resulting in slower melting rates and less efficient use of coreless induction furnaces. Read more

Forums And Blogs

"Help" is on the way REB Blog

With a few obvious exceptions, these are companies that generally don't need to clear up "toxic" debts, don't need to restructure or to reposition themselves, and don't need to cut out excess capacity: they just need for consumer demand to revive so that their customers can get back to placing orders. Read more


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