What a way to go! CastExpo‘10 was held in Orlando, FL, at the Orange County Convention Center from March 20 to March 23. The exposition is the largest single trade show in North America for metalcasters and was co-sponsored by NADCA and AFS for the third time as a collaborative effort.

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A Great Way to Make Your Voice Heard

Small businesses, like many of us in the die casting industry, are undoubtedly the great engine of prosperity in the United States. We have brought the economy out of the last seven recessions and are responsible for nearly 80% of new jobs created during an upturn.

However, a recent survey by the National Federation of Independent Business (WSJ 1-12-10) found that “continued weak sales and threatening domestic policies from Washington have left small business owners with little to be optimistic about in the coming year.”

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NADCA in 2010 and Beyond

As the year 2009 draws to a close and we all start planning for the new year 2010, I hear a collective sigh of relief that 2009 is over. 2009 certainly was a year that taught most of us how to operate our businesses under adverse conditions that ranged from a downdraft in sales to a lack of available capital in the financial sector.

Although the “Great Recession” hit most sectors of the economy severely over the past 18 months, there are scattered signs that the economy has bottomed out and is slowly (very slowly) starting to come back in the U.S. and throughout the world.

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