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Gate Unveils Revamped Safety Website

Wednesday, September 18, 2002
Gate Safety, a maker of eye, face and head-protection products based in Cleveland, OH, has debuted its new website, The site offers a new product-of-the-month feature, constantly updated industry and government news, a safety resource page and links to government and safety sites. Product information pages cover more than 50 products, available with downloadable literature, and distributors can access a special section for their unique needs.

MetalForming, Inc. to Represent Forstner

Wednesday, September 18, 2002
MetalForming, Inc., Peachtree City, GA, a provider of coil-processing products, has been named the exclusive North American distributor for Forstner, based in Austria. Forstner develops and manufactures coil-processing machines and has marketed its products in North America since 1986. “Forstner has an enormous range of products for decoiling, slit-to-width, cut-to-length and coil selecting, and heavier lines for thicker and wider materials,” says Geoff Stone, president and CEO of MetalForming, Inc. “This adds tremendous flexibility to our product offerings.”

Domestic Steel Shipments Down Two Percent

Tuesday, September 17, 2002
For the first seven months of 2002, U.S. steel mills shipped 57,966,000 net tons, down 2.0 percent from the 59,153,000 net tons shipped in the same period in 2001, according to data from the American Iron and Steel Institute (AISI). In July 2002, steel shipments were 8,386,000 net tons, an increase of 3.4 percent from the 8,108,000 net tons shipped in July 2001 and a decrease of 1.7 percent from the 8,532,000 net tons shipped in June 2002. A year-to-year comparison of U.S. mill shipments, according to AISI, shows the following changes within major market classifications: service centers and distributors, down 6.6 percent; automotive, up 0.2 percent; construction and contractors’ products, up 2.1 percent; oil and gas, down 28.0 percent; machinery, industrial equipment and tools, down 10.7 percent; appliances, utensils and cutlery, up 4.4 percent; containers, packaging and shipping materials, down 0.5 percent; and, electrical equipment, down 23.1 percent. For more steel news, visit the AISI website at


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