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Nucor’s DiMicco Named AISI Chairman

Monday, May 10, 2010
The Board of Directors of the American Iron and Steel Institute (AISI), Washington, D.C., elected Daniel R. DiMicco as its chairman until May 2011. DiMicco, president and CEO of Nucor Corp., will be tasked with “making our voice resonate on Capitol Hill and toward mobilizing our industry’s grass roots power,” says AISI president and CEO Thomas J. Gibson. Among issues important to the industry and on which DiMicco will be a leading spokesman: strengthening pro-manufacturing public policies, and maintaining the competitiveness of the North American steel industry. During his chairman’s address at the AISI annual meeting on May 2, DiMicco challenged fellow industry executives to “join the battle. Our policy goals won’t be achieved on their own. It will require an aggressive stand on key issues, activating our industry’s grass roots power more effectively than we have done in the past, and responding with a strong and unified voice to misguided policies.” AISI is online at

Medical-Device Maker Expands
with Class 100,000 Clean Room

Monday, May 10, 2010
LSA Laser, a fast-growing contract manufacturer of medical-device components and assemblies in Plymouth, MN, has opened a Class 100,000 clean room to process silicone, TPE, Teflon and other polymers in addition to a wide range of medical-grade metal alloys. The firm operates out of a 26,000-sq.-ft, facility with 26 laser-welding and cutting systems. Check out its website for a vast collection of parts photos and application stories, and a slideshow plant tour—

OSHA to Hold Stakeholder Meetings
on Modernizing Data Collection

Thursday, May 6, 2010
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) will hold two meetings to gather information from stakeholders to help modify its injury and illness recordkeeping regulation and develop a modernized recordkeeping system. “The informal stakeholder meetings and written comments from stakeholders will help give OSHA direction to develop innovative ideas that will allow employers, workers and researchers to participate in improving occupational safety and health through the use of occupational injury and illness data,” says Assistant Secretary of Labor for OSHA Dr. David Michaels. Meeting dates: May 25, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. EDT, Washington, D.C.; and June 3, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. CDT, Chicago, IL. To register to participate in the meetings, visit


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