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Weekly Update October 21, 2008

Oct. 21, 2008
Lufkin, Unions in Contract Agreement Ross Aluminum to Double Machining EuroMag aims to be Europe's largest magnesium diecaster.
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Weekly UpdateOctober 21, 2008
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This Week's Metalcasting News Review
Lufkin, Workers Agree to Three-Year Labor Contract
Unions representing workers at Lufkin Industries Inc. in Texas have settled on a new labor agreement with the producer of gray and ductile iron castings, and other industrial products. Read more
Executive Change at GF Automotive
Josef Edbauer will replace Ferdinand Stutz as head of GF Automotive, the auto components subsidiary of Georg Fischer AG. He also will assume a position on the organization's executive committee. Read more
Ross Aluminum to Double Machining Capabilities
Ross Aluminum Castings, Sidney, OH, is relocating its machine shop from a separate site to a renovated area of its main casting plant. Read more
Featured This Week
New Magnesium Diecaster Aims to be Europe's Largest Four-cell hot-chamber diecasting operation targets automotive and tool markets with product quality and reliability. Read more
Forums And Blogs
REB Blog: The confidence game
Foundries and diecasters should be reminded that slow periods are the best times to make their own investments in supplies and equipment. Read more
Foundries, and the role of the Internet
… 33,100 searches on average each month occur on Google, looking for foundries. If a new or dissatisfied buyer is looking for a foundry online, what is the impact if your business web site shows up as one of the top 10 companies? Read more
Announcements
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Upcoming Events
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Worcester, MA. Oct. 29-30, 2008 Read more
Bureau of International Recycling Meeting
Dsseldorf, Germany. Oct. 30-31, 2008 Read more
ASTM International Committee Meetings
Anaheim, CA. Oct. 31, 2008 Read more
Shutdowns, Turnarounds, & Outages
Los Angeles. Nov. 13-14, 2008 Read more
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