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Hydro Aluminum Expands, and Launches Website Dedicated to Al Fab

Monday, January 30, 2012
Extruded-aluminum suppler Hydro Aluminum, Linthicum, MD, has added technical specialists in St. Augustine, FL, Phoenix, AZ and Guaymas, Mexico, to provide customers with project-management services. They’ll help guide customers through extrusion, fabrication, assembly and finishing tasks, with the goal of condensing design and production times and improving product quality. In addition, the firm launched a resource-rich website dedicated to aluminum fabrication. It houses information on cutting and drilling; bending and forming; machining and punching; and welding and


Heattreater Earns Ford Approval

Monday, January 30, 2012
Paulo Products Co., St. Louis, MO, has received approval as a provisional heattreat source for Ford Motor Co. Specifically, the facility is authorized per Ford’s Die Insert Material and Heat Treat Performance Requirements. The Paulo Products facility in Nashville, TN, had previously earned the same Ford approval. Learn more at


Manufacturing's Stake in the 2012 State of the Union Address

Thursday, January 26, 2012
President Obama weighed in on manufacturing as he kicked off his 2012 State of the Union Address earlier this week, and throughout the speech he spent quite a bit of time discussing several items of interest to manufacturers. For a complete analysis of what the President had to say regarding tax rates, trade enforcement, workforce development and regulations, take a look at the document, An Analysis of Manufacturing in the 2012 State of the Union Address. It comes from The Franklin Partnership, the One Voice government-affairs firm representing the interests of PMA and NTMA.

Reacting to President Obama’s call for increased trade-enforcement activity and the creation of a new Trade Enforcement Unit, The Franklin Partnership wonders if the office will have enough resources to address the numerous trade violations out there, and not just focus on counterfeiting and IP theft.

Read the entire analysis here.


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