Weekly Update June 3, 2008

July 11, 2008
GM Gets 19,000 Workers to Accept Buyouts NFFS Launching Two-Day Training Series Precision Castparts Selects New CFO
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This Week's Metalcasting News Review

GM Gets 19,000 Workers to Accept Buyouts
In the four-year labor agreement reached last year with the United Autoworkers union, GM offered buyout packages to all 74,000 U.S. workers, in an effort to reduce overall employment numbers and financial obligations. Read more

NFFS Launching Two-Day Training Series
The Non-Ferrous Founders’ Society is offering a series of two seminars to train employers and workers in workplace safety principles and procedures relating to hazardous energy, in order to prevent work-related accidents. Read more

Precision Castparts Selects New CFO
William D. Larsson is retiring from Precision Castparts Corp, where he has been senior vice president and chief financial officer. He will be replaced by the company’s current v.p.-finance, Shawn Hagel. Read more

Featured This Week

Cleaning Molds and Coreboxes with “Micro Explosions”
Dry-ice blasting is similar to sand blasting or grit blasting, but instead of using hard abrasive media to grind on (and possibly damage) a surface, dry-ice blasting uses soft dry-ice pellets, accelerated to supersonic speeds, to create “microexplosions” on the surface being cleaned. Read more

Forums And Blogs

Inconvenient truths
It’s ludicrous to assume that a law imposing emission limits on electric utility, transportation, and manufacturing industries, and paying people with federal funds for the damage these limitations will cause to individuals in terms of jobs, income, and opportunities, will have any “benefits” to the nation, or the Earth. Read more

Upcoming Events

Induction Melted Steel Processing
June 10-12, 2008; Cleveland Read more

AUTOMATICA 2008 3rd Intl. Trade Fair for Automation Assembly Robotics Vision
June 10-13, 2008; Munich, Germany Read more

Fundamentals of Die Setup & Maintenance
June 12, 2008; Livonia, MI Read more

ASTM Committee Meeting: Paint & Related Coatings
June 15-18, 2008; Ft. Lauderdale, FL Read more

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