Weekly Update - July 15, 2008

July 15, 2008
Metaltek Intl. Buys British Foundry Hill and Griffith Buys British Foundry Cast Expo Exhibitors Make a Big Impression
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This Week's Metalcasting News Review

New Cupola Reducing Coke, Operating Costs for ACIPCo
American Cast Iron Pipe Co. (ACIPCo) recently commissioned a new cupola melting system that the designer and builder, Kuttner North America, reports has helped the ductile-iron foundry meet environmental regulations, increase productivity, and save production costs. Read more

Metaltek Intl. Buys British Foundry
MetalTek International, a foundry holding company based in Waukesha, WI, reports it acquired Meighs Castings Ltd., an English foundry serving defense industries and other markets in need of casting for “demanding, highly corrosive applications.” Read more

Hill and Griffith Promotes Logistics Service
HG Logistics L.L.C. is offering transportation services that include personal monitoring of freight from pick-up through delivery across the NAFTA region. Read more

Featured This Week

Making a Big Impression
First impressions count, as CastExpo ’08 exhibitors know. Many of them used big displays of large-scale equipment to create that impact, while others emphasized product debuts. Read more

Forums And Blogs

REB Blog: Show me another
Much of what concerns metalcasters lately centers on ongoing operations. Cost and energy savings, for example, or environmental or labor policies. But, growing the market for cast products may be even more important. Giving metalcasters new capabilities gives designers new opportunities to create products, and thus to grow markets. Read more

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