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Weekly Update November 18, 2008

Nov. 18, 2008
SinterCast Sees High-Volume Orders Beyond Blocks, Heads Metaldyne Closing Diecasting Operation Aluminum Foundry Adopts Impregnation Service
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This Week's Metalcasting News Review
SinterCast Sees High-Volume Orders Beyond Blocks, Heads
Taiwanese metalcaster Da Shiang Precision Co. Ltd. has a new order for high-volume production of silicon-molybdenum alloyed, compacted-graphite iron integrated exhaust manifold/turbocharger housings, Read more
Cancelled Merger Leads to Smelter Shutdown
The proposed Spectro Alloys-Arkansas Aluminum Alloys deal hurt by market slowdown, with Arkansas Aluminum idling production indefinitely. Read more
Metaldyne Closing Diecasting Operation
Metaldyne Corp. will close its aluminum diecasting operation in Niles, IL, by March 31, 2009. The plant had supplied domestic automakers. Read more
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Featured This Week
Aluminum Foundry Adopts Impregnation Service
Oberdorfer LLC expects that a new impregnation process will increase its yield for sealed aluminum castings, resulting in fewer product problems in use at the Syracuse, NY foundry. Read more
Forums And Blogs
REB Blog: Facing the inevitable
Months and years from now, we’ll wonder what might have happened if the 2007 labor agreement — by which the UAW agreed to take over its members benefits obligations — had been reached a few years sooner. Read more
Upcoming Events
NACE Winter 2008 Corrosion Symposium
Hoboken, NJ — Nov. 18, 2008 Read more
ASTM Committee Meeting: Iron Castings
Miami, FL — Nov. 19-20, 2008 Read more
CISA Annual Business Meeting
Rosemont, IL — Nov. 19-20, 2008 Read more
FEF College Industry Conference
Chicago, IL — Nov. 20-21, 2008 Read more
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