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Dura Announces Restructuring Plans

Wednesday, April 4, 2007
Yesterday, Dura Automotive Systems, Inc., Rochester Hills, MI, announced that as a continuation of its 50-cubed strategic initiative, it proposes to close four manufacturing facilities: Brownstown, IN; Bracebridge, Ontario, Canada; Hannibal South, MO; and Selinsgrove, PA. Dura’s 50-cubed strategic initiative, launched in February 2006, established heightened performance goals in quality, worldwide efficiency and profitability. The initiative included a restructuring plan projected to result in the closure of as many as 10 manufacturing facilities worldwide by the end of 2007. As a result of yesterday’s announcements, the firm expects to move production, equipment and assembly lines to its facilities in Matamoros, Mexico; Gordonville and Milan, TN; Stockton, IL and Elkhart, IN.

Ulbrich Acquires Delta Precision Alloys

Tuesday, April 3, 2007
Ulbrich Stainless Steels & Special Metals, Inc., North Haven, CT, has acquired Delta Precision Alloys, Montgomeryville, PA. The renamed Delta Ulbrich Precision Metals becomes part of the Ulbrich Specialty Wire Group, which specializes in shaping, drawing, rolling and plating custom-engineered wire-based products. Ulbrich, a family-owned company founded in 1924, processes high-performance alloys and stainless steels. Learn more at

New Machine-Safeguarding Seminar

Tuesday, April 3, 2007
Rockford Systems, Inc., Rockford, IL, is offering a new monthly 2.5-day seminar that examines how to safeguard point-of-operation hazards on metal-fabricating machines. Included are detailed interpretations of current OSHA and ANSI standards, using classroom discussions combined with live demonstrations of machines under power. Target audience: plant managers, safety directors, supervisors, maintenance and engineering personnel, setup people, safety specialists, loss-control engineers and safety consultants. For more information, log on to


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