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Stamper Processes and Sells Solid Waste, for Profit

Wednesday, July 16, 2008
Truex Inc., Pawtucket, RI, a manufacturer of deep-drawn and stamped parts from brass, steel, stainless steel and aluminum alloys, has, for 15 years, been processing its solid waste to eliminate hazardous substances. The result was thousands of pounds of an environmentally safe solid-waste product that it then paid to be deposited in a local landfill. Now, the firm has found a buyer for the solid-waste product that reclaims the copper from the waste for reuse. Truex makes money from the sale and also saves the cost of landfill disposal. Visit Truex online,

AK Steel Announces August Surcharges

Wednesday, July 16, 2008
AK Steel, West Chester, OH, has advised customers that it will add a $905/ton surcharge to invoices for electrical-steel products shipped in August 2008. The firm also will add surcharges to its stainless-steel products shipped in August—to find out the per-ton surcharge on stainless-steel products, check the website,

Stamper to Expand Alabama Facility

Tuesday, July 15, 2008
Ridgeview Industries Inc., Grand Rapids, MI, announced plans to expand its metalforming plant in Huntsville, AL, to accommodate growth in its metal-stamping and assembly business. The 110,000-sq.-ft. expansion is scheduled for completion by mid-2009. The 25-acre location, purchased from Lindy Industries in 2004, has more than 75 employees;


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