Automotive News for December 2009

Automotive News Archive

U.S. Industrial Production Ticks Up in November U.S. Industrial Production Ticks Up in November

Industrial production in the U.S. increased 0.8% in November after having been unchanged in October. Manufacturing production advanced 1.1%, with broad-based gains among both durables and nondurables.

Metalformers Look for ‘Steady’ Business Conditions Over the Short Term

Metalforming companies expect business conditions to remain fairly steady during the next three months. That’s according to the newly released December 2009 report from the Precision Metalforming Association.

Conference Program Taking Shape for SUR/FIN 2010

More exciting details are emerging regarding the conference programming for SUR/FIN 2010, set to take place June 14–17 at Devos Place in Grand Rapids, Mich.

AESF Training Schedule Set for 2010

The AESF Council, the educational arm of the National Association for Surface Finishing, or NASF, has released is schedule of training courses for 2010.

Enhancements in Store for SUR/FIN 2010 Enhancements in Store for SUR/FIN 2010

When the curtain lifts on SUR/FIN 2010 in Grand Rapids, Mich., June 15–17, attendees looking for the “same old, same old” are going to be a bit disappointed. That’s because the National Association for Surface Finishing, or NASF, has made significant changes that promise to enhance the overall experience for exhibitors and attendees alike.

APEC and West Michigan Powder Coating Join Forces

Automated Process Equipment Corporation, or APEC, has merged with West Michigan Powder Coating to form a new division within APEC. The new division retains the name of West Michigan Powder Coating but has moved operations to APEC’s facility in Lake Odessa, Mich.

Mankiewicz Coatings Expands in South Carolina

Mankiewicz Coatings LLC, a subsidiary of German-based Mankiewicz Gebr. & Co., announced plans to locate a new $2 million facility in Berkeley County, S.C.

Economic Indicators Point to Signs of Recovery

PMI index trends, along with recent GDP movement, provide encouraging signs of an economic rebound.