This month, workers at the Curtis Screw Co. in Buffalo, NY, will begin machining a part for Ford Motor Co. using a new unleaded “green steel.” Bob Squier, president of Curtis, calls this a very significant development for the industry because the new steel helps bring a genuinely environmentally friendly vehicle closer to reality. Curtis is one of the largest screw machine parts suppliers to Detroit and is a member of the Nonleaded Free Machining Steel Consortium. The NFMSC financed a ...

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