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Farrar Gets Good Press

A fellow metalcaster, Farrar Corp., Norwich, Kansas, was highlighted in a local newspaper Saturday. We always love to read positive articles like this one, which reiterates the notion that press can be a good thing. Hopefully your initial reaction to a phone call from a member of the media is not to ignore or decline to comment. The American Foundry Society gives some tips on how to handle media inquiries here.

From the article:

What started as a small blacksmith shop in a basement has become a multimillion-dollar ductile iron caster and machine shop and Norwich's largest employer.

And the family-owned Farrar Corp., which celebrated its 75th anniversary last month, shows no hints of despair - even in the midst of the current financial crunch.

"It's not just the fact that we're family-owned, that's not why it works," said Joe Farrar, the company president. "It is because of our dedication to customer service and meeting a need and filling that need. We are fulfilling a niche, and we do have a niche that no one else can do as well as we can."


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