Weekly Update February 3, 2009
Citation buying Foseco lost-foam pattern plant Indianapolis Casting set for closure New Hunter molding machine, handling system
| This Week's Metalcasting News Review |
| || Closing Set for Navistar Foundry, Engine Plant |
Navistar International will close its Indianapolis engine plant and Indianapolis Casting Corp. subsidiary by July 31. The decision is a consequence of a recent settlement with Ford Motor Co., which ended a legal dispute as well as a 30-year supplier arrangement between the automaker and the engine manufacturer. Read more
| || J.L. French Downsizing Due to “Rapid Decline” |
Aluminum diecaster J.L. French Automotive Casting is laying off nearly 500 workers at its plants in Sheboygan, WI, and Glasgow, KY, citing “the unforeseen rapid decline of orders” for its decision to make permanent an extended holiday shutdown. Read more
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