Weekly Update - April 8, 2008

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AmeriCast Acquires Ontario Foundry Roberts Sinto Buys Molding Machinery Line from Simpson Cymat Aluminum Foam Proves Successful in Prototype Part
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Weekly UpdateApril 8, 2008
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AmeriCast Acquires Ontario Foundry
AmeriCast Technologies acquired A.G. Anderson Ltd., a Canadian supplier of patterns, ferrous castings, and machined components, bringing "added capability and capacity to provide finished cast components." Read more

Roberts Sinto Buys Molding Machinery Line from Simpson
Roberts Sinto acquired the assets of the Matchblomatic line of automatic molding machinery from Simpson Technologies, as well as the inventory of spare parts, drawings, manuals, technical data, and service histories of installed machines. "The goal is to have a nearly seamless transfer of responsibility" according to Roberts Sinto. Read more

Cymat Aluminum Foam Proves Successful in Prototype Part
Cymat gained approval from Georg Fischer AG for the component, used to reduce noise and vibration. Cymat offers details about the complex, hollow aluminum structure, which was filled with the aluminum foam at Cymat’s plant in Toronto. Read more

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REB Blog: No Tolerance for Failure
By seeking to avoid failure we cheat the process and we limit our understanding of the facts. The Fed's effort to cushion the fall of Bear Stearns may have prevented a stock market tumble, but it has made it more difficult to know how severe is the financial market’s capital shortage. And, that is punishing strong companies by trapping them in an unrewarding market. Read more

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