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Metal industry news, January 2011

According to Automotive News, from February, Ford Motor Co will pay its auto-parts suppliers, including those supplying PM parts, five times a month for de

Brazilian mining company Vale has rejected a four-year labour agreement proposed by the Labrador and Newfoundland provincial government to settle an 18-mon

Nissan North America has a new mission that could be good news for US PM suppliers.

Toyota is to manufacture lithium ion batteries for its plug-in vehicles from the autumn.

Areva has won a contract worth €400 million to supply forty 5 MW M5000 turbines for the Borkum West II offshore wind farm located in the North Sea.

H.C. Starck and Cabot Corporation have formed a non-exclusive worldwide patent cross-license agreement allowing the companies mutual access to their tantal

Plansee High Performance Materials (HPM) has completed its acquisition of a majority stake in Wolfra-Tech Pvt. Ltd, which is based in Mysore, India. The tr

Ford sales in India, spearheaded by the Ford Figo, nearly tripled last year to more than 83 000 units.

Blade manufacturer Fisher-Barton Group, based in Waukesha, Wisconsin, USA, has acquired Lineage Alloys, a thermal spray powder manufacturer located near Ho

Metaltech, Inc, based in DuBois, Pennsylvania, USA, plans increase its plant size to more than 27,000 ft2 and double production capacity.

Catherine (Kitty) H. Pilarz, senior director of Mattel/Fisher-Price product safety has been appointed 2011 chairman of the board of directors of ASTM Inter

Boeing Company has acquired Summit Aeronautics Group, a producer of titanium and other hard metal structures.

Royal Metal Powders, Inc, a subsidiary of American Chemet Corp based in Maryville, Tennessee, USA, has installed a new air-atomization production unit.

Following the sale late last year of the majority of copper powder producer Ecka Granules assets to US-based venture capitalists Platinum Equity (PE), mana

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The EPMA reports from its recent PM show, which took place in Milan, Italy, at the beginning of October.

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