Weekly Update January 6, 2009

Jan. 6, 2009
Crane Co. buys valve maker NADCA Cuts 2009 Dues Spent sands find practical, commercial use
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Weekly UpdateJanuary 6, 2009
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This Week's Metalcasting News Review
Crane Co. Acquires German Valve Manufacturer
Crane Co., a diversified manufacturer of industrial products, paid $51 million for Friedrich Krombach GmbH & Co. KG Armaturenwerke and its affiliate Krombach International GmbH — a manufacturer of specialty valves for power, oil and gas, and chemical markets. Read more
Alcoa to Close Cast Automotive Wheel Plant
Alcoa Inc. plans to close its Beloit, WI, cast automotive wheel plant by mid 2009, according to published reports. The plant manufactures cast aluminum wheels for commercial vehicle, truck, motorcycle, and automotive markets. Read more
NADCA Cuts 2009 Corporate Dues
The North American Die Casting Association is suspending its corporate members’ 2009 dues assessment, which is a part of the association’s total dues structure. Read more
Featured This Week
Spent Sands Find Practical, Commercial Use in Soil Blending Blending spent sand into "manufactured soil" is a viable business and realistic alternative for foundries. Read more
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