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Mittal Takes Flat-Rolled Capacity Offline

Friday, October 6, 2006
According to The Plain Dealer, Mittal Steel USA said Thursday (yesterday) that it will idle two blast furnaces, one in Cleveland, OH, and the other in East Chicago, IN, to bring production of light flat-rolled products in line with reduced demand. The furnaces will undergo some required maintenance and then be brought back online when the market dictates.

ITD Precision Breaks Ground on New Plant

Friday, October 6, 2006
Texas metal-stamping company ITD Precision, with plants in Houston and Harlingen, TX, has broken ground on a new 98,000-sq.-ft. facility in northwest Houston, scheduled for completion next summer. The plant will house six press lines, from 45 to 400 tons, as well as a sub-floor scrap-conveyor system, tool-and-die department and administrative offices. It will replace ITD’s current Houston facility.

Online NIMS Test-Takers
Now Have Access to Machinery’s Handbook

Thursday, October 5, 2006
Industrial Press and the National Institute for Metalworking Skills (NIMS), Fairfax, VA, announced that the Machinery’s Handbook will be available as an online resource to candidates taking NIMS theory examinations at the NIMS Online Testing Center. Industrial Press’ Machinery’s Handbook is in its 27th edition and was first published in 1883. To visit the NIMS Testing Center online and review its requirements, log on to


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