Weekly Update January 27, 2009

Jan. 27, 2009
Pennsylvania foundry cuts workforce More layoffs at Amsted What lessons can metalcasters learn from Obama's victory?
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This Week's Metalcasting News Review
Pennsylvania Foundry Cuts Workforce 25%
Domestic Casting L.L.C. is laying off 25% of the workers at its ferrous foundry in Shippensburg, PA, according to local reports. Read more
Another Round of Layoffs at Amsted
Amsted Rail, a ferrous foundry in Granite City, IL, will lay off 206 workers in March, the second workforce reduction announced for the plant this year. Read more
General Aluminum Idling Indiana Plant
General Aluminum Manufacturing, a division of Park Ohio Holding Co., will idle its Richmond, IN, plant in early March. Read more
Featured This Week
What lessons can metalcasters learn from Obama’s victory? There is no mystery to the technique: develop two-way communications, plan and organize well, and finance wisely. You can apply his disciplined methods to engage your employees to reach higher productivity and better profitability. Read more
Forums And Blogs
REB Blog: Waiting for the pay-off
Using federal policies to mandate commercial activity leads to a change in purpose: the aim of the stimulus becomes not the growth we all need, but the results that government officials must identify in order to prove their effectiveness. Read more
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