| Weekly Update – December 29, 2009 |
| This Week's Metalcasting News Review |
| || Grede Sale to Finance Group Gets Court Clearance |
Grede Foundries’ agreement to sell six of its operating plants to an affiliate of Wayzata Investment Partners L.L.C. of Minnesota has been approved by the U.S. Bankruptcy Court overseeing its reorganization. The plants involved are in Wauwatosa and Reedsburg, WI; St. Cloud, MN; Wichita, KS; New Castle, IN; and Iron Mountain/Kingsford, KS. Read more
| || Hayes Lemmerz Exits Bankruptcy |
Tier One automotive supplier Hayes Lemmerz International Inc. reports that it has emerged from its Chapter 11 bankruptcy reorganization — an effort that it initiated in May following negotiation with its lenders and creditors. The producer of aluminum and steel wheels for passenger cars and light trucks, and of steel wheels for commercial trucks and trailers, said its creditors “overwhelmingly” endorsed its strategy. Read more
| || Self-Serve Metrology Fulfills ESCO's QC Expectations |
Recently, ESCO’s Dimensional/Gage Dept. set out to streamline quality control for new product development, based on metrology hardware and software. The department hoped that the new tools could provide high usability, portability, and ondemand inspection. Read more
| || REB Blog: The clock is ticking |
… decades of cost cutting and productivity enhancements have accomplished most of the improvements that can be expected for U.S. manufacturers until sustained industrial and consumer demand restore some vitality to the overall economy. Read more
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