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This Week's Metalcasting News Review

Tupy to Increase Output of CGI Blocks by 25%
Tupy Casting announced plans to increase production capacity for engine blocks by nearly 25%, from 300,000 to 370,000 metric tons/year. The core of this investment plan will be to increase production of compacted graphite iron. Read more

Accuride, Benecor Target DEF Market
Accuride Corp. is forming joint venture with Benecor Inc. to build a “diesel exhaust fluid dispensing infrastructure.” The company says that the partners see an opportunity to develop systems for distributors, suppliers, and consumers to store and access diesel exhaust fluids (DEF). Read more

More Heat-Treating Capacity for Trojan
Trojan Heat Treat Co., in Homer, MI, has added a tip-up furnace to expand its heat-treating offerings. The tip-up furnace is capable of handling 92,000-lb loads. Read more

Featured This Week

Managing Peak Demand Saves Energy, Controls Cost
Jobbing foundry Rochester Metal Products was informed in 2005 that it had to convert its real-time pricing tariff, with no demand charges, to a new tariff with a significant demand charge. Energy management was achieved by setting the demand setpoint as low as possible, with only minimal affect on daily production. Read more

Forums And Blogs

REB Blog: China Cracks Down
One of the frequent, and frequently accurate, criticisms of China’s brand of capitalism is that its governing and regulating bodies are hypocritical: ministries pledge to enforce export quotas, or labor standards, or pollution control measures, and yet there is rarely any documented or demonstrable proof that such things have happened. Export volumes grow, labor conditions remain the same, and pollution continues unchecked. Read more

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