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These excerpts taken from the SHLO 10-K filed Dec 18, 2008.

Competition

Competition for sales of steel blanks and engineered welded blanks is intense, coming from numerous companies, including independent domestic and international suppliers, and from internal divisions of General Motors, Ford and Chrysler, as well as independent domestic and international Tier I and Tier II suppliers, some of which have blanking facilities. Competition for sales of automotive stamping and assemblies is also intense. Primary competitors in North America for the engineered stamping and assemblies business are Narmco Group, Midwest Stamping and Manufacturing Company, Gestamp North America Inc. and Midway Products Group. The significant areas of competition with these companies are price, product quality, delivery and engineering capabilities. Competitors for engineered welded blanks include Noble International, Ltd., TWB Co., LLC, Powerlaser Ltd. and Procoil Corp. The significant areas of competition with these companies are product quality, price, delivery, location and engineering capabilities. Shiloh is the only supplier of engineered welded blanks that is not affiliated with a steel company.

Competition

STYLE="margin-top:6px;margin-bottom:0px; text-indent:4%">Competition for sales of steel blanks and engineered welded blanks is intense, coming from numerous companies, including independent domestic and
international suppliers, and from internal divisions of General Motors, Ford and Chrysler, as well as independent domestic and international Tier I and Tier II suppliers, some of which have blanking facilities. Competition for sales of automotive
stamping and assemblies is also intense. Primary competitors in North America for the engineered stamping and assemblies business are Narmco Group, Midwest Stamping and Manufacturing Company, Gestamp North America Inc. and Midway Products Group. The
significant areas of competition with these companies are price, product quality, delivery and engineering capabilities. Competitors for engineered welded blanks include Noble International, Ltd., TWB Co., LLC, Powerlaser Ltd. and Procoil Corp. The
significant areas of competition with these companies are product quality, price, delivery, location and engineering capabilities. Shiloh is the only supplier of engineered welded blanks that is not affiliated with a steel company.

STYLE="margin-top:18px;margin-bottom:0px">Employees

As of November 30, 2008, the Company
had approximately 1,205 employees. A total of approximately 196 employees at three of the Company’s subsidiaries are covered by three collective bargaining agreements that are due to expire in August 2009, June 2011 and November 2012.

This excerpt taken from the SHLO 10-K filed Dec 20, 2007.

Competition

Competition for sales of steel blanks and stampings is intense, coming from numerous companies, including independent domestic and international suppliers, and from internal divisions of General Motors, Ford and Chrysler, as well as independent domestic and international Tier I and Tier II suppliers, some of which have blanking facilities. Competition for sales of automotive stamping and assemblies is also intense. Primary competitors in North America for the engineered stamping and assemblies business are Narmco Group, Midwest Stamping and Manufacturing Company, Ogihara America Corporation, Gestamp North America Inc. and Midway Products Group. The significant areas of competition with these companies are price, product quality, delivery and engineering capabilities. Competitors for engineered welded blanks include Noble International, Ltd., TWB Co., LLC, Powerlaser Ltd., Procoil Corp. and L&W Engineering. The significant areas of competition with these companies are product quality, price, delivery, location and engineering capabilities.

This excerpt taken from the SHLO 10-K filed Dec 22, 2006.

Competition

 

Competition for sales of steel blanks and stampings is intense, coming from numerous companies, including independent domestic and international suppliers, and from internal divisions of General Motors, Ford and DaimlerChrysler, as well as independent domestic and international Tier I and Tier II suppliers, some of which have blanking facilities. Competition for sales of automotive stamping and assemblies is also intense. Primary competitors in North America for the engineered stamping and assemblies business are AZ Automotive Corp., Cosma, a division of Magna International, Inc., Oxford Automotive, Inc. and Tower Automotive. The significant areas of competition with these companies are price, product quality, delivery and engineering capabilities. Competitors for engineered welded blanks include Noble International, Ltd., TWB Co., LLC, Olympic Steel, Inc., Powerlaser Ltd., Procoil Corp. and Laser Welding International, Inc. The significant areas of competition with these companies are product quality, price, delivery, location and engineering capabilities.

 

This excerpt taken from the SHLO 10-K filed Dec 21, 2005.

Competition

 

Competition for sales of steel blanks and stampings is intense, coming from numerous companies, including independent domestic and international suppliers, and from internal divisions of General Motors, Ford and DaimlerChrysler, as well as independent domestic and international Tier I and Tier II suppliers, some of which have blanking facilities. Competition for sales of automotive stamping and assemblies is also intense. Primary competitors in North America for the engineered stamping and assemblies business are AZ Automotive Corp., Cosma, a division of Magna International, Inc., Oxford Automotive, Inc. and Tower Automotive. The significant areas of competition with these companies are price, product quality, delivery and engineering capabilities. Competitors for engineered welded blanks include Noble International, Ltd., TWB Co, LLC, Olympic Steel, Inc., Powerlaser Ltd., Procoil Corp. and Laser Welding International, Inc. The significant areas of competition with these companies are product quality, price, delivery, location and engineering capabilities.

 

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