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Metal finishing news, October 2009

GM Invests $230 Million in Four Plants

General Motors Company, GM, is investing more than $230 million in four GM plants in the greater Flint, Mich., area to support the production of the fuel-e

Industrial production rose 0.7% in September after an upwardly revised gain of 1.2% in August, according to a newly released report from the Federal Reserv

Metalforming companies expect business conditions and incoming orders to plateau during the final quarter of 2009. That’s according to the October 2009 Pre

The Association Connecting Electronic Industries, IPC, has released its Worldwide Annual Printed Circuit Boards Report. The release projects double-digit d

Honda recently named DuPont Automotive OEM Coatings a Supplier of the Year for outstanding performance in providing products and services. Out of a base of

Joe Powder, the powder coating expert featured in the monthly “Ask Joe Powder” section of Metal Finishing magazine, will now be available to answer reader

The AESF Foundation announces the last call for its Electroplating and Surface Finishing Course, scheduled to take place Oct. 26–29 at the Holiday Inn Expr

Representatives from Elsyca, a Leuven, Belguim-based company specializing in numerical modelling technology to predict and optimize electrochemical process

Auto sales in the U.S. fell by 23% in September, according to newly released data from the U.S. Commerce Department. Hardest-hit were General Motors and Ch

Employers cut 263,000 jobs in September, bringing the U.S. unemployment rate to 9.8%—a 26-year high. That’s according to a report issued by the U.S. Depart

Jordan Barab, acting chief of the Occupational Safety and Health Administration, or OSHA, recently signaled his organization’s intent to implement the Glob

DYMAX, Corporation, a manufacturer of advanced light-curable adhesives, coatings, and curing equipment, has announced the appointment of Peter Zazzaro as g

General Motors Company, GM, will add a third shift at three facilities—Fairfax, Kan.; Ft. Wayne, Ind.; and Lansing Delta Township, Mich. The additional shi

The monthly North American printed circuit board report from the Association Connecting Electronic Industries, IPC, shows declines among both shipments and

Jeff Grodecki, technical support manager for Columbia Chemical, becomes the latest addition to the “Ask the Experts” roster on metalfinishing.com. Grodecki

ITW Gema and Alliance Surface Finishing, Inc., recently reached an agreement on a strategic global partnership to promote a new Alliance Surface Finishing-

ASM International, the materials information society, recently recognized select members for their distinguished contributions to the field of materials sc

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