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Rome Strip Steel Receives Safety Award

Tuesday, February 5, 2002
Rome Strip Steel Co., Rome, NY, has been awarded the Liberty Mutual Loss Prevention Safety Commendation Award for having an accident rate 56 percent better than its competition. Rome Strip, in working with Liberty Mutual to identify loss areas and improve safety practices, reduced its loss rate by 70 percent. “This award highlights the team effort put forward by our employees to reduce our accident rate,” said Kirk Hinman, Rome Strip president. “While the new safety procedures streamline our operation and make us more efficient, the real benefit is the health and well-being of our employees.” Liberty Mutual, a multi-line insurer, provides workers compensation, general liability and business auto insurance to Rome Strip. The 180 employees of Rome Strip roll, anneal and slit a range of cold-rolled alloy, high-carbon and low-carbon close-tolerance strip steels, and various grades of high-strength low-alloy steels.

Sennett Steel to Open Processing Plant in Warren, MI

Monday, February 4, 2002
By the end of June 2002, a $5 million steel-processing plant and new headquarters for Sennett Steel Corp. will occupy the site of the renovated Detroit Arsenal Tank Plant in Warren, MI. The 95,000-sq.-ft. building will process steel flat-rolled product, supplying cut-to-length blanks, sheet and thermal-cut parts. It will house two 20-ton and two 30-ton overhead cranes, and a 20-ton gantry crane. The firm is moving from its current location in Madison Heights, MI.

Laser Consulting Online

Monday, February 4, 2002
Laser-system provider GSI Lumonics Inc., Northville, MI, offers two new services to users of its website: Ask an Applications Expert, where people can ask for advice on the use of lasers and encourages the inclusion of part drawings or photos; and a second service called Get Samples Processed, where users can request sample parts processing using lasers by filling out and submitting a form with application details. The firm will contact the person filling out such a form to arrange for sample processing. The site: on “Cutting, Drilling & Welding.”


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