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Rolled Alloys Expands Portfolio via UK Acquisition

Friday, October 17, 2008
Rolled Alloys, Temperance, MI, a provider of heat- and corrosion-resistant alloys and branded stainless steels, has acquired Weir Materials, Manchester, England. The new company, RA Materials, will offer Weir’s Zeron 100 alloy, a high-strength corrosion-resistant super-duplex stainless steel. Zeron 100 is supplied as seamless and welded pipe, butt-weld fittings, forged flanges, plates, bars, and welding consumables. It’s also available as custom-made pipes, tubes, fittings, forgings, wires, fasteners and machined parts to order. Learn more about Rolled Alloys at

GM to Close Early in Wisconsin

Friday, October 17, 2008
General Motors announced earlier this week its plans to close its sport-utility-vehicle factory in Janesville, WI, on December 23, 2008, some two years earlier than originally planned. The plant produces the Chevrolet Tahoe and Suburban vehicles, and the GMC Yukon. It employs 1200. News from other GM plants is equally distressing—its truck assembly plant in Oshawa, Ontario, Canada, likely will close by the end of next year, and its SUV-assembly plant in Moraine, OH, is expected to halt production at the end of the 2010 model run.

Bystronic Cuts the Ribbon on Canadian Company

Wednesday, October 15, 2008
Bystronic Inc., Hauppauge, NY, a manufacturer of press brakes and laser- and waterjet-cutting machines, held a grand-opening ceremony on September 17, 2008, for its new company, Bystronic Canada Ltd. The new company, in Mississauga, Ontario, officially opened for business on September 2, 2008, to provide field service, parts stocking, technical support, machine installation and training. For more, visit


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