Weekly Update April 28, 2009

April 28, 2009
Grede to close South Carolina plant Former Atlantic States sentenced Metalcasting's Next Generation
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This Week's Metalcasting News Review
Grede to Close South Carolina Foundry
The Greenwood Foundry closing is a response to a decline in order volumes "across the economy," as well as what the company says is a strategy "to keep its remaining plants at high rates of utilization." Read more
Prison Sentences for Former Atlantic States Officials
Several former officials of McWane Inc. subsidiary Atlantic States Cast Iron Pipe Co. have been sentenced to prison for environmental and workplace safety violations. The four were convicted in 2006, following a trial that's said to have been the longest ever prosecuted by the U.S. Dept. of Justice for environmental violations. Read more
Grede Names Group Vice Presidents
John Haas will continue to oversee operations of Grede's St. Cloud foundry, and will assume responsibility for the Reedsburg and New Castle foundries. Randy Priem will continue overseeing Grede's Iron Mountain foundry, and will take on responsibility for the Liberty foundry in Wauwatosa, WI, the Vassar, Greenwood, and Wichita foundries. Read more
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REB Blog: Speed it up
Would it have been any worse to do this back in December? Or January? The pain and misery in all this is unavoidable, and all sides in these negotiations share the blame for forcing U.S. taxpayers to pay a heavier cost. Read more
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