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Reichert Stamping Gains QS Recertification

Tuesday, January 7, 2003
Reichert Stamping Co., Toledo, OH, has been recertified to QS 9000 by CRS Registrars. The Precision Metalforming Association member, in a 130,000-sq.-ft. plant, employs mechanical and hydraulic presses and also provides welding and secondary operations to produce flat and deep-drawn parts as well as intricate assemblies.

AISE Steel Show Set for September in Pittsburgh

Tuesday, January 7, 2003
The Association of Iron and Steel Engineers (AISE) has announced that the next Iron and Steel Exposition and AISE Annual Convention will take place September 28-October 1, 2003, in Pittsburgh, PA, at the David L. Lawrence Convention Center. Officials expect more than 10,000 attendees for the exposition and the concurrent technical-seminar program. For more information, call 800/966-6323, or visit

Steel-Part Manufacturers See Improvement in 2003

Monday, January 6, 2003
The nation’s steel-parts manufacturers have a hopeful economic outlook for the new year, according to the Precision Metalforming Association (PMA) Business Conditions Report. As of December 1, 2002, 28 percent of survey respondents predict an increase in general economic activity, up from 20 percent the month prior. Only 15 percent expect a downward trend, a 17-percent decrease from November. Fifty-seven percent expect conditions to remain the same. The December survey marks the first time in nearly six months that manufacturers have offered such promise for the industry, according to PMA officials. Also, 32 percent of respondents predict an increase in orders, up from 26 percent in November, while 18 percent expect a decrease, In November, 34 percent forecasted a decrease. Conducted monthly, the Business Conditions Report samples 170 manufacturing companies. For full results, visit


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