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Weekly Update May 6, 2008

July 11, 2008
Citation Exiting Permanent/Semi-Permanent Molding OSHA Proposes Fines at Ohio Foundry NADCA Offers Risk-Management Strategies
General Kinematics is the undisputed leader in vibratory and rotary process technology for the metalcasting industry. Come visit booth 1915 at CASTEXPO to see up close and personal the latest innovations in sand shakeout technology, including GK’s all new DUCTA-CLEAN™ rotary media drum and VARIO-DRIVE® variable angle shakeouts. Also featured at booth 1915 will be artwork by foundry painter Michael Moore, including a painting raffle with proceeds going to the Foundry Educational Foundation (FEF). For more information about General Kinematics equipment and technology, log on to our website
This Week's Metalcasting News Review
Citation Exiting Permanent/Semi-Permanent Molding
The automotive components manufacturer is closing its aluminum foundry in Butler, IN, and plans to sell the molding equipment there to Diversified Machine Inc. Citation describes the decision as part of a long-range strategy to improve its efficiencies and “core competencies.” Read more
OSHA Proposes Fines at Ohio Foundry
The Federal Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has cited Marion, OH’s Semco Inc. for willful and serious workplace safety and health violations. Semco Inc. is a beryllium copper foundry that manufactures plunger tips. Read more
NADCA Offers Risk-Management Strategies
The North American Die Casting Association has released a research report to help operations managers to implement hedging strategies and other pricing tacticts to help control metal costs. Read more
Featured This Week
FM&T's Online CastExpo Preview
Take an advance tour of CastExpo '08 (May 16-20, in Atlanta) with highlights from numerous exhibitors, and the products and services they plan to present at this year's most important metalcasting trade show. Read more
Forums And Blogs
REB blog: Worlds apart
In the world of microeconomics we’re in relatively good shape — no recession — even though lots of people are panicked about the indicators. In the world of macroeconomics, we’re lost and wandering, and panicking might be a reasonable reaction. Read more
Upcoming Events
Engineering Die Casting Dies, Wheeling, IL
May 12-13, 2008 Read more
Materials Congress 2008, Grantham, UK
May 13-16, 2008 Read more
Induction Heating Technology & Application, Monterrey, Mexico
May 15-16, 2008 Read more
CastExpo '08, Atlanta, GA
May 17-20, 2008 Read more
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