Weekly Update  January 12, 2010

Weekly Update January 12, 2010

Forgemasters' giant monoblock castings NADCA 2009 salary study 5 secrets to one foundry's success

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Weekly UpdateJanuary 12, 2010
This Week's Metalcasting News Review

Sheffield Forgemasters Produces Massive Monoblock Castings
England’s Sheffield Forgemasters Intl. Ltd., a producer of steel castings and forgings, reported recently that it has cast two large complex components for a new forging press. The components will be machined and shipped to China later this year. Read more

NADCA Releases 2009 Wage/Benefit Survey
The North American Die Casting Assn. has released its 2009 Wage & Benefit Survey, with results drawn from 39 companies in that market segment. It details the employers’ wage rates for direct labor employees. It also gives analysis for insurance coverage and determining compensation standards, benefits plans, and insurance. Read more

Bremen Castings Finalist for Small Business of the Year Award
In its qualification for the award, Bremen Castings stated its case through its commitment to improving business, community, and working with its employees. Community service projects and company/employee-related published articles highlighting the company’s progress were also taken into consideration. Read more

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