Weekly Update June 17, 2008

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This Week's Metalcasting News Review

Mercury Marine in Settlement with EPA
The EPA reached an agreement with Brunswick Corp.'s Mercury Marine division on alleged clean-air violations at its Fond du Lac, WI secondary-aluminum plant. Read more

Plutschak to Head Combined Foseco/Vesuvius Unit
Cookson Group named Lee Plutshack as the president of its new Foundry business unit, and promises a broader product line and new technology for the metalcasting market. Read more

Caterpillar, Navistar in Alliance for Trucks, Engine Technology
Caterpillar and Navistar will align their marketing and product development efforts in the global on-highway truck business — a move that means Cat will not supply EPA 2010-compliant engines to truck and other on-highway OEMs. Read more

Magnesium Billet Plant Marked for Shutdown
Timminco is closing an Ontario magnesium billet operation. “Our magnesium business has significant long-term potential, but current economic conditions require that we further reduce our operating costs significantly,” the group's president explained. Read more

Featured This Week

Diecasting Process Update May Cut Cycle Times
Nothing has as much influence over productivity as speed, but speed can be the enemy of quality. Now, Bhler Druckguss AG's SpeeDiall process cuts die casting cycle times by up to 15%. Read more

Forums And Blogs

REB Blog: Why the long face?
Metalcasters express to me a lot of doubt about the present and future of their industry. Is this warranted? Read more

Upcoming Events

Casting Design
Schaumburg, IL; June 17-19, 2008 Read more

AFS Governmental Affairs Committee Meeting
Schaumburg, IL; June 18, 2008 Read more

A Hands-On Introduction to Metalcasting
Pittsburg, KS; June 23-27, 2008 Read more

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

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