Weekly Update  January 20, 2009

Weekly Update January 20, 2009

Nemak scaling back in Windsor Wescast consolidating Ontario foundries "Can I afford simulation software?"

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Weekly UpdateJanuary 20, 2009
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This Week's Metalcasting News Review

Nemak Scaling Back Output in Windsor
Nemak’s aluminum engine block casting operation in Windsor, ON, will be idled January 19, as a result of General Motors Corp.’s capacity cuts and consequent decline in production requirements. Read more

ArvinMeritor to Keep Light Vehicle Systems Unit
ArvinMeritor Inc. has called off plans to sell its Light Vehicle Systems (LVS) business, citing the unavailability of credit financing and overall weakness in the automotive sector. Instead, it will reorganize the unit, hoping to improve its contribution to the organization’s revenues. Read more

Superior Closing California Wheel Plant
The aluminum automotive wheel manufacturer is closing its Van Nuys, CA, plant in order cut operating costs and “more closely align its capacity with sharply lower demand for light vehicles.” Read more

Wescast Closing Ontario Foundry
Wescast Industries Inc. plans to close one of the ductile iron foundries it operates in Wingham, ON, in order to reduce operating costs and to “better align capacity with expected volume levels.” Read more

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Ask Yourself: “Can I Afford Casting Process Simulation Software?”
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REB Blog: Gaining perspective
Having confidence in one’s self and one’s work is essential to happiness and success, and I suspect that (not our finances) may be our greatest vulnerability now. Read more


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