Today’s news seems to be full of companies in trouble …

Automotive stamping companies …

Ajax Precision was already in protection but now I see reports of their equipment going up for auction .

A G Simpson has been operating under court protection since October 2001

VELTRI METAL PRODUCTS, INC. FILES FOR COURT PROTECTION

And steel companies aren’t doing well in the news either.

Jobs threatened as steel giant Stelco obtains bankruptcy-court protection

Analysts say Stelco may have to trim its workforce by as much as 1,500 workers to return to profitability. Stelco’s unfunded pension liability amounts to $1.3-billion.

Turnaround specialist Hap Stephen – who helped restructure Algoma Steel two years ago – was appointed as the company’s chief restructuring officer.

STEELWORKERS PREPARED TO WORK WITH STELCO STAKEHOLDERS ON THE “RIGHT KIND OF RESTRUCTURING”

Stelco is the third steel company recently … they join Slater Steel whose protected was recently extended to March 1st and Ivaco Inc. Algoma Steel Inc. emerged from protection in January, 2002.

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