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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

ERP Software Webinar--Improve Customer Responsiveness
and Ensure On-Time Delivery

Thursday, May 6, 2010
A free 1-hr. webinar presented by Epicor Software, MetalForming magazine and the Precision Metalforming Association Educational Foundation (PMAEF), May 26, 2:00 EST. Many metalformers are finding that partnering with a select group of customers improves profitability. Maintaining these highly developed relationships, though, requires strong back-and-forth communication, as well as agility and flexibility to quickly respond changes in customers’ requirements. Join us for this complimentary 1-hr.webcast to learn how ERP software can assist your organization in putting the demands of your customer first. You will learn how embedded customer relationship management (CRM) within an ERP software package can help your organization: • Ensure that all customer communication is fluid throughout the organization. • Improve customer responsiveness in the face of changing demand. • Provide complete workflow processes for each cost-based estimate with customer sign-off as a stage of the initial design or estimate. • Close the loop with customer service to log each customer inquiry and provide comprehensive escalation workflow when needed. Moderator Brad F. Kuvin Editor MetalForming magazine Speaker Christine Hansen Product Marketing Manager Epicor Software Register to attend this free 1-hr. webinar

Horizon Steel Expands via Acquisition

Tuesday, May 4, 2010
Flat-rolled steel supplier Horizon Steel, Wheeling, IL, has acquired the facility and equipment of the former MC Steel Co., also in Wheeling. Included is a 72-in cut-to-length line, a 24-in. slitting line with deburring capabilities, a sheared blanking line and a second edge-conditioning line; Horizon has added to the facility a 72-in. ¼-in.-capacity Red Bud slitter with in-line corrective leveler. More at


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