OSHA has announced a delay in the compliance date for establishments, including foundries, to electronically submit their injury and illness data from Dec. 1, 2017 to Dec. 15, 2017.
Industry veteran Frank Headington joined AFS as interim technical director on Oct. 3, bringing high-level expertise and knowledge to the endeavor. He is the staff liaison to the following divisions:
10.31.17: EPA to end "Sue and Settle" Practice
EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt announced on October 16, 2017 that EPA would end the practice of regulation through litigation to resolve legal challenges to Agency actions and inactions known as “Sue and Settle.” Administrator Pruitt indicated that the “Sue and Settle” process “undermines the fundamental principles of government,” including: “(1) the importance of process, (2) adherence to the rule of law, and (3) the applicability of cooperative federalism.”
On October 10, 2017, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) proposed to repeal the Clean Power Plan for Existing Power Plants. EPA presented the rule to the public as designed to drastically reduce greenhouse gas emissions from existing utilities. AFS has argued that the rule would hurt U.S. metalcasters with dramatically increased energy costs.
12.08.17: Advanced Cast Products wins safety award
ACP was presented the award on Oct. 30, and there was an onsite presentation from the state’s department of labor and industry on Nov. 15.
The company invested $110 million initially into the project and that could grow to almost $200 million with an expected expansion. The project could eventually add more than 300 jobs to the area.
The initiative drew more than $1,300 in donations and collected 350 items. Boose Foundry will donate an additional $250 that will help feed 75 local families.
January 16 – 17, 2018 : Casting Design
This course addresses principles of effective metalcasting design by delving into the major factors that affect final part design. Participants will explore alloy selection, metalcasting process ca
February 6 – 9, 2018 : 2018 AFS Labor Relations and Human Resources Conference
February 6 – 7, 2018 : Introduction to Metalcasting
This course introduces the process of metalcasting. It provides a broad picture of what happens in a casting production facility, while illustrating the technology, variables and complexity involve
February 20 – 21, 2018 : Gating & Riser Design 201
This course is a continuation of Gating & Riser Design 101 with an emphasis on application of sands, chill, sleeves, and other thermal control properties, fluid flow principles and filtration,
March 5 – 7, 2018 : Foundry Process Improvement
Foundries today often struggle with problem solving, and have a need for training with a focus on metal casting issues. This 2.5 day course provides participants with basic root cause analysis trai
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Engineering Manager - Strato, Inc., Piscataway, New JerseyStrato, Inc. is a manufacturer of products for the Railroad and Transit Industry, and is seeking an experienced Engineer to oversee metallurgical needs and issues within our product lines. Strato, Inc. is growing as the result of new products ...
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About the OrganizationLethbridge Iron Works Ltd. is one of the leading jobbing iron foundries supplying iron castings across North America. Founded in 1898, and headquartered in Lethbridge, Alberta, we have since grown into an 110,000 square foot, modern, production foundry managed on a 7-acre ...
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