Weekly Update July 1, 2008

July 11, 2008
Meridian Restructuring Completed in 11 Days New Machine Improves Intermets Zinc Diecasting OSHA Unveils Flood and Tornado Cleanup/Recovery Web Page
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This Week's Metalcasting News Review

Meridian Restructuring Completed in 11 Days
After just 11 days in creditor protection, the Ontario diecaster announced that its “plan of arrangement” has been implemented and the new organization, Meridian Lightweight Technologies, has been established under the Companies’ Creditors Arrangement Act. Read more

New Machine Improves Intermet’s Zinc Diecasting
Intermet reports the new machine will produce precision components for automotive steering mechanisms, though it adds that it expects to add other product lines soon. Read more

OSHA Unveils Flood and Tornado Cleanup/Recovery Web Page
The Agency's floods and tornadoes recovery page features links to more than 40 fact sheets and easy-reference QuickCards in both English and Spanish, easily accessible for downloading from the web. Read more

Featured This Week

Making Money While Cutting Emissions
Under pressure to clean up their operations, three foundries discovered sand-binder products and technologies that will make them better neighbors, and help them to achieve performance and production-cost benefits, too. Read more

FM&T Hall of Honor Accepting Nominations
Each year, FM&T recognizes the men and women whose achievements and contributions have shaped and improved the metalcasting industry. Since 1992, 45 men and women have been named to the Foundry Management & Technology Hall of Honor, in appreciation and admiration of them and their work. Read more

Forums And Blogs

REB Blog: Crisis Mentality
There is no "energy crisis," just a failure to adapt to market conditions or to accept the options available for dealing with them. It's not clear that this is also true in what is being called a "steel scrap crisis," but some of the proposals for dealing with it don't appear too encouraging. Read more

Upcoming Events

CMI's Geometric Dimensioning & Tolerancing
Schaumburg, IL; July 8-9, 2008 Read more

CMI's Introduction to Metalcasting
Schaumburg, IL; July 15-17, 2008 Read more

CISA Summer Meeting
Coeur d'Alene, ID; July 20-22, 2008 Read more

FIRST/AFS Foundry Sand Recycling Forum
Columbus, OH; July 23, 2008 Read more

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