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Weekly Update August 5, 2008

Aug. 5, 2008
AmeriCast Bought by Bradken Vermont Castings Bought by Monessen Hearth Dotson Orders Automatic Pouring Systems Emerging Casting Process to Get U.S. Trial
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Weekly UpdateAugust 5, 2008
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AmeriCast Bought by Bradken; Rebranding to Come
AmeriCast Technologies will be acquired by Bradken Ltd., a minority stakeholder in the North American foundry chain and the owner of Australia’s largest ferrous foundry group. Read more
Vermont Castings Bought by MHSC
Monessen Hearth Systems Co. reports it acquired the assets of the CFM Corp.’s Vermont Castings and Majestic Fireplaces product lines. Read more
Dotson Orders Two Roberts Sinto Pouring Systems
Roberts Sinto Corp. reports that the Dotson Co. has purchased two Econo-Pour automatic pouring units for its foundry in of Mankato, MN, which will make it the first jobbing foundry with all automatic pouring. Read more
Featured This Week
Emerging Casting Process to Get U.S. Trial Eck Industries has licensed an emerging casting technology developed to produce near-net-shape components from two different alloys in a single, multi-stage casting process. Read more
Lights, Camera, Action: Its Foundry Theater!
Now available online, Foundry Theater features video releases and demonstrations for metalcasting products and processes. See high-quality video of technologies, education, products, and services at your desk. Read more
Forums And Blogs
REB blog: Union yes/no?
The rift that ended 20 years of global free-trade talks might be negotiable if the “developed” nations were not already split over our own economic future. The split is between those who think growth can only be measured by capital gains and those who think progress is indicated by financial security. One representation of this split is the management-labor divide. Read more
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