Weekly Update  September 16, 2008

Weekly Update September 16, 2008

Harrison Steel Expansion Plan OSHA Alleges Safety, Health Violations at Matrix Metals FM&T Hall of Honor 2008

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Weekly UpdateSeptember 16, 2008
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This Week's Metalcasting News Review

Harrison Steel has Expansion Plan
The Indiana producer of castings for tractors and heavy machinery will add about 10 new positions, for machinists and maintenance workers. Read more

OSHA Alleges Safety, Health Violations at Matrix Metals
The federal agency is proposing penalties totaling $96,000, alleging the group's Richmond, TX, foundry failed to protect workers from safety and health hazards. Read more

Greenbrier Rail Plants to be Combined
Greenbrier Rail Services is closing its Greenbrier Castings operation in Chicago Heights, IL, and will consolidate the plant’s activity with another plant in Peoria, IL. Read more

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FM&T Hall of Honor 2008
FEF Executive Director Bill Sorensen is widely recognized and admired for his leadership role in the development of the metalcasting industry's future managers and executives. Read more

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