| Weekly Update – September 22, 2009 |
| 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
| || 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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