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Wind-Energy Supply-Chain Database Online

Wednesday, August 26, 2009
The Great Lakes Wind Network (GLWN) has launched its Internet-based Wind Energy Supply Chain Database and Mapping System, an interactive geographical information system map and searchable supply-chain database. It contains information on more than 1000 North American manufacturers and supporting organizations, so that OEMs, manufacturers, and suppliers, as well as economic-development officials, consultants and others can network. Check it out at

Market Study Covers the Domestic Press Industry

Tuesday, August 25, 2009
Albrecht Associates, Richmond, IN, has published the 13th edition of its annual Market Study of the Press Industry, compiling sales data for the domestic market for mechanical and hydraulic presses. The study looks at trends over a 20-yr. period, and shows that while press shipments for 2008 stayed level with those for 2007 and imports climbed by 29 percent, 2009 shipments likely will be down. To order the study ($215, $365 to Europe and Asia plus $15 for priority mail), call 765/962-4903.

Worthington Industries Opens Monterrey Facility

Friday, August 21, 2009
Steel-processing company Worthington Industries, Columbus, OH, has opened a greenfield steel-processing plant in the Monterrey region in Escobedo, Mexico. The new facility is Worthington’s third in Mexico completed with its joint-venture partner the Serviacero Group; Serviacero Worthington also has operations in central Mexico, in Leon and Queretaro. Phase One of the Monterrey plant is a 65,000-sq.-ft. facility with a 72- by ½-in. slitting line and an automated packaging line; Phase Two will include a cut-to-length line. Learn more at


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