Weekly Update May 19, 2009

May 19, 2009
Hayes Lemmerz in pre-negotiated bankruptcy Cummins to close engine plant, temporarily "Why do CMMS projects fail?"
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This Week's Metalcasting News Review
Hayes Lemmerz in Pre-Negotiated Bankruptcy
Hayes Lemmerz says its goal is to reduce its corporate debt. A certain number of the creditors are supplying debtor-in-possession financing valued at $100 million, which will be converted to ownership stakes once the bankruptcy and reorganization are completed. Read more
Ward Corp. Files Bankruptcy Claim
Aluminum foundry and patternmaker has no plans to cut the workforce. Read more
Cummins to Close Turbo Diesel Plant, Temporarily
Cummins Inc. is closing its Columbus MidRange Engine Plant (CMEP) in Walesboro, IN, citing a decline in business following Chrysler Corp.’s decision to idle manufacturing operations during its bankruptcy reorganization. Read more
Featured This Week
Why do CMMS Projects Fail?…And What Can You do to Prevent it?
Start by determining if you need to upgrade your CMMS, or if the existing system can be applied more efficiently to deliver the benefits of an upgrade with no cost for additional software. Read more
Forums And Blogs
REB Blog: Time, money, talent
A lot of leaders in the metalcasting industry worry about finding enough talented people to lead their organizations in the coming years. But, are they doing everything to ensure that talent remains involved in the industry? Read more
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