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Canadian Automakers Trim Production

Monday, June 09, 2003
Weak U.S. sales has forced automakers in Canada to trim production, with more cuts possible over the summer, according to analysts interviewed by The Canadian Press. Production cuts, say the analysts, may very well lead to layoffs at Canadian assembly and parts plants. Ford and General Motors already have announced lower production for the third quarter—down 15 percent and 6 percent, respectively--while DaimlerChrysler is looking at a second-quarter U.S. operating loss, which may lead to production cuts at its Canadian plants.

Mechanical Finishing Gains ISO Registration

Friday, June 06, 2003
Mechanical Finishing, Inc., Cincinnati, OH, a provider of tumbling, vibratory and tub finishing, parts cleaning and blast finishing services, received its registration to ISO 9001-2000. It serves first- and second-tier suppliers to the automotive, high-tech, appliance, tool, medical and food-service industries, with the capacity to process more than 125,000 lbs. of material per shift.

Wayne Metals Purchases Impressive Stamping

Thursday, June 05, 2003
The assets of Impressive Stamping & Manufacturing Co., Fort Wayne, IN, have been purchased by Wayne Metals, LLC, Markle, IN. Impressive Stamping started in July 2001—company president Joe Elkins joins Wayne Metals as vice president of sales. Wayne Metals performs stamping, fabrication and finishing operations, including laser cutting, robotic welding and wet- and powder-coat finishing.


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