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Metal industry news, September 2020

Auto company MAHLE says that it plans to close two German plants and adjust staffing levels in other locations in Germany and elsewhere in Europe.

Höganäs says that its main production sites are all up and running, following restrictions during the Covid-19 lockdown.

The Society of Motor Manufacturers & Traders (SMMT) reports that 106,398 auto engines were produced in the UK in August, with an output fall of 35.1%.

Plansee and its subsidiary Ceratizit say that it has hired 44 apprentices to start vocational training at in six different apprenticeships.

The Industrial Heating Equipment Association (IHEA) says that its autumn seminars will now take place on a virtual platform.

The Society of Women Engineers (SWE) conference has become virtual, according to its organizers.

The Manufacturing Technology Deployment Group (MTDG) has appointed Joe Veranese as its new vice president.

The Metal Powder Industries Federation says that it is seeking nominations for its Distinguished Service to Powder Metallurgy Award.

Advanced Manufacturing International (AMI) has appointed Dr Larry Megan as its vice president (VP) of smart manufacturing.

Louise Tjeder has been appointed vice president of investor relations at Sandvik.

Canadian lab equipment distributor Delta Scientific has appointed a new commercial lead.

GKN Automotive has appointed Dirk Kesselgruber as the new president of its ePowertrain division.

Höganäs reports that Ulf Engström has retired after 43 years at the company.

Aerojet Rocketdyne Holdings has appointed Audrey McNiff to its board of directors.

The NCDMM has appointed its executive vice president Gary Fleegle to succeed Dean L Bartles as CEO.

The EPMA is offering all its print publications to everyone free of charge for a limited time.

Plansee reports that its sales dropped 10% between the 2019/2020 fiscal years, from €1.52 billion to €1.38 billion.

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