Weekly Update June 24, 2008

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Automotive Mag Diecaster Files for Reorganization Huron Castings Plans No-Bake Operation Ashland Casting Solutions Merging into Global JV
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This Week's Metalcasting News Review

Automotive Mag Diecaster Files for Reorganization
Meridian Technologies Inc. agreed with lenders on a restructuring plan, and filed for creditor protection. A new company is being formed, with a new capital structure and “significantly lower debt burden,” Meridan stated in a release. Read more

Huron Castings Plans No-Bake Operation
A wholly owned subsidiary, Blue Diamond Steel Casting L.L.C., will produce larger castings than those produced at Huron’s shell molding foundry. Read more

Ashland Casting Solutions Merging into Global JV
Ashland Casting Solutions is due to be combined into a global enterprise with the foundry-related businesses of Sd-Chemie AG and the businesses of the two partners’ current joint venture, Ashland-Sdchemie-Kernfest GmbH (ASK). Read more

EPA, Leed Foundry Settle Hazardous Waste Charge
EPA’s Environmental Appeals Board ruled that Leed’s gray iron baghouse dust is subject to federal hazardous waste regulations, a decision the agency calls “precedent setting.” Read more

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FM&T Hall of Honor Accepting Nominations
Each year, Foundry Management & Technology recognizes the men and women whose achievements and contributions have shaped and improved the metalcasting industry. Through July 15, we welcome your nominations for this year's induction. Read more

World’s Largest Hot Isostatic Press … Again
The process, also known as densification, subjects a component to elevated temperature as well as to isostatic gas pressure (i.e., equal in every direction) in a high-pressure containment vessel. An inert gas (e.g., argon) is used so that the material does not react during processing. Read more

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Another Piece of the Puzzle
There's a new idea being floated concerning the future of metalcasting in the auto industry. Ever think about leasing? Read more

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