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New Welding Society Executive Director

Monday, June 24, 2002
The Board of Directors of the American Welding Society (AWS) has selected Mr. William Rice, Jr., as its new executive director, on an interim basis. Mr. Rice has served as president and coo of Airgas, and in advisory roles with Lincoln Electric, Hobart Brothers and Union Carbide.

New Coil-Handling Website

Monday, June 24, 2002
Littell International, Inc., Addison, IL, has launched a new website, Users can download service bulletins, find useful information including specifications and photos of the firm’s line of coil-handling equipment (uncoilers, straighteners, feeders and accessories) and view company news. Later this year, the firm will open an E-Store on the website where customers will be able to search, browse and order parts.

New Steel-Product Exclusions, as of June 17

Friday, June 21, 2002
Follow this link, to view the latest foreign steel products granted exemption from the hefty steel tariffs imposed by President Bush in March. This round of exclusions covers 46 products, mostly specialized niche-market products; round one, announced earlier this month, exempted 61 products. The U.S. Commerce Department expects to rule on the remaining 382 exclusion requests, from its initial list of 1200, by July 3. Then it will address the 800 new requests that have been submitted in recent weeks.


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