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Eagle Stainless Embraces Six Sigma

Monday, October 10, 2005
 
Every employee of Eagle Stainless Tube & Fabrication, Inc., Franklin, MA, has now been trained in Six Sigma principles. The supplier of cut-to-length tubing and custom-fabricated stainless-steel components for the medical, aerospace and other industries operates a 40,000-sq.-ft. plant. It adopted a Six Sigma culture in 2003. Learn more at www.eagletube.com.

Year-to-Date Steel Imports Down

Friday, October 07, 2005
 
Steel-consuming companies should be concerned by the 14-percent decline in imports of hot- and cold-rolled steel for 2005 compared to 2004 YTD figures, “especially since service-center inventories are now at or below normal levels,” says PMA President William E. Gaskin. Add in the possible boost in demand from hurricane-rebuilding efforts and the result could be supply shortages and price volatility. One positive note: imports of cold-rolled steel increased in August 2005 by 11 percent over July 2005 figures.

Stainless-Steel Stamper Earns ISO Registration

Friday, October 07, 2005
 
Beverly Manufacturing, Tinley Park, IL, a job-shop supplier to the automotive industry and specialist in stainless-steel stamping, has achieved ISO 9001 registration. The firm, also QS 9001-2000 certified, produces high- and short-volume stampings with press capacity to 600 tons. Learn more at www.beverlymfg.com.

 

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