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    11.27.17: OSHA provides two-week deadline extension for electronic recordkeeping reporting of injury, illness data to Dec. 15

    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.

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    11.13.17: Frank Headington is AFS staff interim technical director

    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:

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    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.”

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    10.17.17: AFS Supports EPA's Action to Repeal the Clean Power Plan

    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.

  • Industry News

    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.

  • Industry News

    12.01.17: Fritz Winter holds ribbon-cutting event in Kentucky

    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.

  • Industry News

    11.20.17: Boose Foundry holds Thanksgiving food drive

    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.

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  • 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 – 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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The AFS Healthy and Safety Committee (10-Q) created the newest edition of the guides to provide metalcasters with updated information necessary to determine, evaluate and control potential hazards. The committee members are all experts in health and safety, holding certifications in multiple areas.

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  • 11/08/2017: Engineering Manager - Strato Inc. - Piscataway, NJ

    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 ...

  • 11/07/2017: Plant Manager - M.A. Steel Foundry Ltd. - Calgary, Canada

    Responsible for the management of the steel and stainless steel foundry.Foundry plant manager to direct the daily operation of the foundry. To make daily production schedule including heat treatment. To provide support and training to foundry staff. To ensure safety in the workplace and improve ...

  • 11/06/2017: Pattern Rigger - Lethbridge Iron Works Ltd. - Lethbridge, Canada

    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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