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AISI Elects new Chairman
Tuesday, January 27, 2004
The Board of Directors of the American Iron and Steel Institute (AISI) has elected David Sutherland, president and chief executive officer, IPSCO Inc., to a one-year term as chairman. Sutherland succeeds Daniel R. DiMicco, vice chairman, president and CEO, Nucor Corp., who will serve this year as a vice chairman. Also, the board elected the following to one-year terms as vice chairmen: Guillermo F. Vogel, H., vice chairman of the board, Tubos de Acero de Mexico, S.A. de C.V.; and Thomas J. Usher, chairman and CEO, United States Steel Corp.
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AGA, Holox, Linde Merge into Linde Gas LLC
Monday, January 26, 2004
The Gas and Engineering Business Group of Linde AG has brought together its three existing U.S. gas companies: AGA Gas, Inc., Cleveland, OH; Holox Ltd., Atlanta, GA; and Linde Gas Inc., La Porte, TX. The businesses now operate under a single entity, Linde Gas LLC, headquartered in Cleveland.
Feed Lease Servo Feed Installed
at New Bremen Machine & Tool
Friday, January 23, 2004
Seventy-five-year-old metal stamper and tool-and-die house New Bremen (OH) Machine & Tool Co., Inc., has installed a new servo roll feed from Feed Lease Corp., Rochester Hills, MI. The 24-in.-wide servo feed, a Model SRF 3 x 24, includes 3-in.-dia. crodon-surfaced feed rolls, sealed-for-life ball bearings and dual pneumatic cylinders for roll lift and pilot release. It’s coupled to a five-roll pull-through straightener and includes a PLC-based drive package, brushless servo motor, integrated batch counter, and micro adjust for on-the-fly feed-length adjustment.