Weekly Update November 17, 2009

Nov. 17, 2009
Intermet Columbus sold to DMI Grede has a bidder ICI Casting Contest honorees.
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This Week's Metalcasting News Review
Intermet Columbus Sold to DMI
Intermet Corp.’s Columbus, GA, ductile iron foundry reportedly has been bought by a Carlyle Group holding, Diversified Machine Inc. The sale closed on November 3, according to the Columbus Ledger-Enquirer, at an undisclosed price. Read more
Grede Has a Bidder, Purchase Agreement
“Additional parties have expressed a strong interest in purchasing our company, and our request to the court is the next step in the process that we expect will lead to a sale of the company to the highest bidder before the year’s end,” stated Grede chairman Richard Koenings. Read more
Steel Foundry Starts New Melt Shop Equipment
McConway & Torley, a Kutztown, PA, ferrous foundry that produces railroad couplings and similar products, is operating a new ladle furnace and vacuum degasser, according to information from one supplier of the new installation. Read more
Featured This Week
Top Honors in ICI’s Annual Casting Contest
"We had more entries this year than ever before, and consequently, competition was very stiff,” said ICI’s executive director Michael Perry. “For the first time, two awards were given for defense. It was simply impossible to chose only one in this category.” Read more
Forums And Blogs
REB Blog: Good for them
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