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Weekly Update August 26, 2008

Aug. 26, 2008
United Foundries to be Bought by Whemco Superior to Close Wheel Plant Best Practices Make Better Hearing Conservation Programs
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Weekly UpdateAugust 26, 2008
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This Week's Metalcasting News Review
United Foundries to be Bought by Whemco
Whemco Inc. has agreed to acquire United Foundries Inc., a Canton, OH, producer of steel mill rolls. Whemco’s product lines includes commercial castings and various forged and cast items. Read more
Superior to Close Kansas Wheel Plant
Superior Industries International Inc. plans to close its plant in Pittsburg, KS, in December. he company also is halting new hiring, meaning 90 open positions will not be filled, and will lay off another 65 employees. Read more
Wisconsin Centrifugal Orders Melting Optimization Progam
Management Science Associates is supplying its Melt Shop Optimization System to the MetalTek Intl. division. The program includes heat-charge models for bronze and stainless steel melting, as well as an alloy addition model and material consumption recording, heat disposition, and reporting functions. Read more
General Manager Buys Omaha Steel Castings
The Nebraska foundry supplies components for construction, mining, oil and gas, transportation businesses, and indicates it has been a supplier to Caterpillar Inc. for more than 50 years. Read more
Featured This Week
Best Practices Make Better Hearing Conservation Programs
OSHA mandates a variety of suitable hearing protectors — which ought to include more than just one earplug offered in corded and uncorded styles. Read more
Forums And Blogs
REB blog: The job ahead
Metalcasters need to have viable and actionable organizational strategies in order to attract the best candidates, and to keep the good people they recruit. Even more important, they need to have that plan so that they know what they want to do, and to judge who they want to help them to do that. Read more
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Steel Founders' Society of America Annual Meeting
Charleston, SC; September 6-9, 2008 Read more
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Rosemount, IL; September 9-10 Read more
IMA-NA Annual Meeting
Montreal; September 9-12, 2008 Read more
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Qingdao, China; September 16-17, 2008 Read more
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