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Spring Meeting of the Ductile Iron Society T&O Meeting will be
held in Milwaukee, Wisconsin with a tour of Kohler Co. in Kohler,
Wisconsin. Dates are June 18-20, 2008
The Keith Millis Symposium will be held at the Orleans Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada, October
20-22, 2008. The meeting will feature a full technical program.
For Immediate Release
Press Contact: Mark Everitt
23 Berkeley Square
+44 207 665 6675
Meretec Limited Completes Plant Sale and Technology Licence
London, February 08, 2008: Meretec
Limited is pleased to announce that it has completed the sale of its East
Chicago plant to CMA Corporation Limited (ASX:CMV) an Australian recycling
company concentrating on steel scrap. In addition to
the asset sale Meretec has sold CMA a 10 year licence to use the de-zincing
technology in the Chicago area.
CMA purchased the East Chicago plant to focus on operations in
the marketing and sales of steel and zinc in the United States and this will
provide them with ongoing revenue streams from the use of Meretec’s advanced
technology to add greater value to their secondary metal processing business.
Meretec’s Knowledge Centre, which will support licensees of
the technology and promotes new licenses worldwide, will continue to operate its
research and marketing activities from the Midwest facility under the terms of
the deal. It will share in profits from the de-zincing operation.
The combined asset sale and licensing deal is valued at $17.5
million over ten years and is paid for in CMA shares and cash. CMA shares are
publicly traded on the main Australian Stock Market under the ticker code CMV.
Meretec’s Chairman, Martin Young said “the licence and asset
sale agreement with CMA will allow us to concentrate on marketing additional
technology licenses around the world and increase the revenues for Meretec. I am
sure that this license will provide unique opportunities for CMA to deliver
Castings Has Expanded Their Green Sand Molding Capabilities.
Mabry Castings, of
, has added a second automated Hunter 20 molding machine to its existing Hunter
20, Hunter 32 and No-Bake molding operations.
This addition is expected to allow Mabry to handle double the quantity of
1lb. to 40lb. ductile and gray iron castings it can produce.
Mabry Castings, a gray and ductile iron foundry, has also added various
other “value added” services, which include painting and coating, to better
serve their customers.
With the recent expansion of their green sand molding
capabilities and their adoption of lean manufacturing principles, Mabry Castings
expects to be able to reduce delivery lead times by as much as 40%, to less than
When asked to comment, Management indicated that this is
further evidence of our commitment to follow through with various lean
which is a subsidiary of Advanced Metals Group LLC currently provides a range of
castings to the Oil and Gas, Water Works, Agriculture, Marine, Construction ,
Machine Tool and Mining industries. Specific
types of parts manufactured include valve bodies and pump housings, actuators,
cable drums, and off-highway automotive parts.
For Immediate Release: April 29, 2008
Director – Exhibitions, AMT
Development Director, NIMS
Planning for NIMS Student Summit at IMTS – The International Manufacturing
Technology Show 2008 Underway, Set To Be Bigger and Better Than Ever
McLean, VA . . . The NIMS Student Summit at IMTS – The International
Manufacturing Technology Show 2008 will combine an interactive Career
Development Center with a dynamic self-guided tour of the technology and
manufacturing exhibition. Admission to IMTS 2008 for educators and their
students is free and field trips are encouraged for students from middle school
through high school and vocational college levels.
Sponsored by the Association for Manufacturing Technology along with the
National Institute for Metalworking Skills (NIMS), the event’s main goal is to
generate interest and incite enthusiasm in young people for precision manufacturing through
contact with industry professionals and state-of-the-art technology. Educators
can have their students witness emerging technologies that will be the future
platform for precision manufacturing.
"By offering the opportunity for students and educators to experience
IMTS and interact with exhibitors, as well as take advantage of the outstanding
program NIMS has planned for our student attendees," said Peter Eelman,
IMTS Vice President – Exhibitions. "We hope that students will see
first-hand the outstanding, well-paying career opportunities precision
manufacturing has to offer."
The NIMS Student Summit will feature the return of student-friendly
exhibitors. Students will have the ability to interact with IMTS exhibitor
personnel, ask questions about career opportunities and the skill sets required
for entrance into the precision manufacturing industry. Examples of Student
Friendly Exhibitors for 2008 include Haas Automation, Agie Charmilles, L.S.
Starrett, ToolingU, and Mastercam, to name a few.
The Career Development Center (CDC) will be the focal point of the NIMS
Student Summit. As part of the CDC, all students will experience an event
orientation during which they will learn about what they can expect during their
visit, how their IMTS experiences will relate to future career opportunities in
the industry, and they will also hear from successful, young professionals in
the industry. The CDC will feature interactive exhibits from colleges and
universities, companies and company human resource representatives, and industry
associations. Continuous door prizes, a group photo opportunity, and both
student and instructor challenges will bring excitement to the
CDC while the Career Resource CD-ROM, given to each student, as well as the
will provide students and educators with important industry-related career
New in 2008, graduating high school and college students may bring their
resumes, including contact information, to the CDC to drop-off for participating
companies to review for entry-level job openings. Educators bringing groups of
students will be given more details about this exciting opportunity prior to
The IMTS NIMS 2004 Student Summit attracted more than 6,600 students and
IMTS is the largest and longest running manufacturing technology trade show
in the United States is held every other year at McCormick Place in Chicago, IL.
IMTS is ranked among the largest trade shows in the world. Recognized as one of
the world’s preeminent stages for introducing and selling manufacturing
equipment and technology, IMTS attracts over 90,000 visitors from every level of
industry and over 40 countries.
Continually updated information on the 2008 NIMS Student Summit at IMTS is
available at www.imts.com/visitor/student.html.
IMTS – International Manufacturing Technology Show
The largest and longest running manufacturing technology trade show in the
United States is held every other year at McCormick Place in Chicago, IL. IMTS
is ranked among the largest trade shows in the world. Recognized as one of the
world’s preeminent stages for introducing and selling manufacturing equipment
and technology, IMTS attracts over 90,000 visitors from every level of industry
and over 40 countries. IMTS is owned and managed by AMT – The Association For
AMT – The Association For Manufacturing Technology
Founded in 1902, the Association For Manufacturing Technology represents and
promotes the interests of American providers of manufacturing machinery and
equipment. Its goal is to promote technological advancements and improvements in
the design, manufacture and sale of members’ products in those markets and
acts as an industry advocate on trade matters to governments and trade
organizations throughout the world.
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