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World Crude Steel Production Up in ‘08

Wednesday, April 23, 2008
World crude steel production for the 66 countries that report to the International Iron and Steel Institute (IISI), Brussels, Belgium, is up by 5.6 percent through March of this year compared to the same period last year. First-quarter results show that China’s steelmakers have produced 8.6 percent more crude steel so far this year than last year. And, overall production from Asian steelmakers is up 8.8 percent. In North America, the increase is less significant, and U.S. production in March 2008 was up 2.1 percent from that in March 2007. IISI member companies produce 75 percent of the world’s steel (excluding China);

Minster Acquires Dynamic Feeds, Inc.

Wednesday, April 23, 2008
The Minster Machine Co., Minster, OH, has acquired the assets of Dynamic Feeds, Inc., High Point, NC, a global supplier of customized material-handling machinery and systems for the metalforming industry, including press feeders, straighteners, coil-handling systems and pallet decoilers. Minster also hired Dynamic Feeds’ founder, Robert Allred, as general manager of marketing and sales for the automation division, headquartered in Beaufort, SC. Learn more at

McNeil Industries Website Features New-Product Info,
Latest Industry Cross-Reference Tools

Monday, April 21, 2008
Surf to to see expanded product-information sections, useful industry and product reference tools, plus a registration feature that enables users to sign up for access to the latest product news, literature and information on McNeil Industries, Painesville, OH. The company is a manufacturer and distributor of bearings, guide systems, deburring systems, industrial seals and precision manufactured products, with all of these covered in-depth on the new website.


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