Weekly Update  May 13, 2008

Weekly Update May 13, 2008

ArvinMeritor to Spin Off Light Vehicle Systems Wescast Now Operating in China Oberdorfer Adds Sand-Reclamation System

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Weekly UpdateMay 13, 2008
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This Week's Metalcasting News Review

ArvinMeritor to Spin Off Light Vehicle Systems
The plan to spin off the LVS business to shareholders follows a "comprehensive strategic review to enhance the company's long-term value." Read more

Wescast Now Operating in China
Wescast Industries opened its new foundry and machining center in Wuhan, China, to manufacture cast-iron exhaust manifolds for customers in Asia. Read more

Oberdorfer Adds Sand-Reclamation System
The aluminum foundry claims the new system can "completely recycle chemically bonded mold and core sands." Read more

Featured This Week

CastExpo Preview
Next week (May 17-20), the industry converges on Atlanta, GA for a joint exposition of the AFS and NADCA. Over 350 companies will be exhibiting — and many have given FM&T a sneak peek at what they will be showing. Read more

Forums And Blogs

REB blog: Just tell us what you want
Corporate executives believe in climate change because their own studies reveal that politicians and “policy makers” have convinced the public that living standards must be altered, or else we're all doomed. The truth is harder to pin down. Read more

What about "green" foundries?
Can an effecient heat exchanger be designed cost effectively, to use the heat out of your furnace stack to heat foundries in northern climates? Brain-storm people! Read more

Upcoming Events

Gating & Feeding of Investment Castings, Schaumburg, IL
May 28-29, 2008 Read more

Metalworking Industry Annual Meeting & Gala, Sacramento, CA
May 29-30, 2008 Read more

Investment Casting Specialist Industry Certification Course, Pittsburg, KS
May 30- June 7, 2008 Read more

ASME Annual Meeting, Lake Buena Vista, FL
June 7-11, 2008 Read more

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