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Red Bud to Double its Facility Size

Wednesday, October 10, 2007
To meet increased demand for its coil-processing equipment, Red Bud Industries, Red Bud, IL, will expand its manufacturing facility, doubling its size to more than 200,000 sq. ft. The new addition—four 40-ft.-tall bays with 80-ton crane capacity--will house two new Mazak machining centers with pallet-server systems to allow the machines to run unattended at night and on weekends. Learn more at

Handbook Tracks Global
Manufacturing-Technology Markets

Tuesday, October 9, 2007
The 2007-2008 Economic Handbook of the Manfuacturing Technology Industry is now available from AMT—The Association For Manufacturing Technology. The annual guide provides comprehensive domestic and international data on capital-equipment purchases. U.S. data also addresses employment, machine-tool shipments and the financial condition of the industry. Download the handbook, available in PDF and Excel formats, at; it’s free for AMT members, $295 for non-members.

Conference Addresses Steel
Procurement, Market Outlook

Monday, October 8, 2007
Slated for October 24-26 at the Drake Hotel in Chicago, IL, the North American Steel Conference brings together steel consumers, mills, fabricators, service centers and financial analysts. Confirmed speakers include John P Surma, chairman CEO of US Steel Corp.; James L Wainscott, chairman, president and CEO of AK Steel Corp.; Roy Platz, director of marketing and analysis for ArcelorMittal; John P. McConegly, general manager, marketing for Wheeling Pittsburgh Steel Corp; and Mark L. Parr, managing director, Key Banc Capital Markets Inc. Issues to be covered include steel procurement—challenges, threats and opportunities; steel production—market outlook and perspectives; and steel trade—the supply-side wild card. View the entire conference agenda and register to attend at


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