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August 25, 2011

By Drew WinterWardsAuto.com The loud fight in the U.S. Congress over raising the national debt ceiling drowned out the announcement, but in late July, the Obama Admin. sealed an agreement with 13 major auto makers to implement the largest mandatory U.S. fuel-economy increase in history. The proposal, expected to be finalized in September, mandates U.S. cars and trucks to average 54.5 mpg (4.3 L/100 km) by 2025.  But this begs the question: Now that politicians, environmental groups and most top...

July 12, 2011

Smart Business Detroit Each day, Joanne Ducker Ulnick encourages her team at Ducker Worldwide LLC to live the five core values that her father, William Ducker, established when he started the company 50 years ago. The only difference is that she has added a sixth value added to that list: “Ducker’s team members are our key asset which we support, develop and grow.”  Read Full Article

July 08, 2011

Ducker Worldwide is pleased to welcome Ann Manix to its global market intelligence, consulting and transaction advisory team. Ms. Manix’s career spans corporate management, board and not-for-profit experience providing a unique perspective to client engagements.  Ms. Manix previously held the position as President of the Hallen Company, which manufactured and marketed the Screwpull corkscrew globally. Ms. Manix has served as an outside director on a number of NYSE Boards, including Baroid...

June 21, 2011

New report sees modest increases in 2011 and stronger growth aheadWindow & Door Residential window sales are expected to inch up once again this year, following a modest recovery in 2010, according to a new report from the American Architectural Manufacturers Association and the Window & Door Manufacturers Association. Offering projections through 2014, the study foresees remodeling/replacement sales rebounding over the next few years. The new construction market is expected to improve...

June 21, 2011

About CRU World Aluminum Conference   CRU Events’ 16th World Aluminum conference gave attendees a comprehensive update and insight into the latest movements of the worldwide aluminum industry.  Attendees were addressed by leaders in the field of aluminum production and demand from around the globe during the three day conference. Now available: A Past, Present and Practical Look at the Global Future for Aluminum in Light Vehicles The Presentation includes: How much aluminum is used? Where is it...

June 15, 2011

David Sedgwick Automotive News   DETROIT -- Now that federal regulators are considering proposals to raise fuel economy standards as high as 62 mpg, automakers are taking a fresh look at new uses for aluminum. By 2020, the average aluminum content of vehicles produced in North America will rise close to 400 pounds, up from about 326 pounds in 2009, as automakers choose lighter engine blocks, hoods and other components, predicts Richard Schultz, a consultant with Ducker Worldwide, a research...

June 13, 2011

Crain's Detroit Business By Jay Greene Under Medicare's shared savings program, which begins in January, accountable-care organizations can choose between two financial risk models. In the "one-sided risk model," which is considered the less risky model, ACOs share in any savings for the first two years of a three-year contract. However, during the third year, ACOs could lose money if the cost of patient care exceeds the Medicare average. But in the "two-sided risk model," the ACO stands to...

June 13, 2011

Crain's Detroit Business By Jay Greene A 19.3 percent profit margin apparently wasn't enough for Thomson Reuters to keep its Ann Arbor-based health care information business. Last week, New York-based Thomson Reuters (TSX/NYSE: TRI) put its health care division up for sale for an unspecified price. "There are other parts of the business that have higher margins and are growing at faster rates than health care," said Calvin Mitchell, global head of corporate affairs for Thomson Reuters. In...

May 18, 2011

About Great Designs in Steel Conference In an effort to assist automakers in meeting new, more stringent fuel economy standards and safety regulations, the North American steel industry is accelerating its work to provide affordable advanced high-strength steel (AHSS) solutions for vehicle mass reduction and performance improvements. Great Designs in Steel is the premier forum for the latest trends and applications in automotive steel technologies. This all-day, multi-track program features...

May 10, 2011

CRU’s 16th World Aluminum Conference June 13-15, 2011 Rey Juan Carlos, Barcelona, Spain   CRU Events’ 16th World Aluminum conference will give you a comprehensive update and insight into the latest movements of the worldwide aluminum industry brought to you by the leaders in the field. This event gives you the opportunity to network with senior level decision makers in the aluminum industry from around the world. Richard Schultz, Managing Director, Ducker Worldwide Automotive Materials Practice...

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