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Weekly Update September 22, 2009

Sept. 22, 2009
Citation sees growth in "green" manufacturing Laempe buys Hottinger sale/service business FM&T 2009 Hall of Honor.
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This Week's Metalcasting News Review
Citation Sees 20% of Revenue from "Green" Manufacturing
"With an increased emphasis on launching sustainable solutions into the market, our lost-foam technology is one example of how we're developing environmentally friendly products that our customers and end–consumers want," stated Citation Corp. CEO Doug Grimm. Read more
Laempe Buys Hottinger Sales/Service Biz
The core machine manufacturer also acquired Hottinger's patents and engineering data, and forged a strategic alliance with Rperwerk, to develop, manufacture, and distribute equipment related to coremaking. Read more
Auto Cast Inc. in Chapter 11
A Grandville, MI, aluminum and zinc diecaster recently filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection. According to a statement by Auto Cast Inc. CEO Carl Homrich, the filing resulted from "an aggressive position" by the diecaster's only secured lender, Huntington National Bank. Read more
Featured This Week
2009 Hall of Honor
Some metalcasters have a family connection to the industry, or their interest is sparked by their education, or early job experience. Dave Shanks was a U.S. Army veteran who recalls he was working for a job–placement firm in 1969, when he found a job that "looked right" for him — as a Market Research Analyst for FOUNDRY Management & Technology. Read more
FM&T 2009 Online Where-to-Buy Directory
The online presentation of the Foundry Management & Technology Buyers Guide has been updated with the latest information. Scan the process-oriented listings to locate suppliers of metalcasting-specific equipment, products and services. Read more
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