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Modern Casting

Metalcasting Hits Primetime (Almost)

If you read this blog and were sitting on your sofa watching the NBC Nightly News with Brian Williams on July 28, you probably jumped right to the edge of your seat when the following images came on your screen: www.msnbc.msn.com/id/3032619/#32186844.

That’s right, a metalcasting facility was highlighted on the news program as an example of a company doing things right and surviving a downturn that has claimed the title on so many other businesses.

That’s right, there was metalcaster Doug Parsons, president of Excel Foundry and Machine, Pekin, Ill., explaining how blessed his company has been to keep its employees and continue doing business as usual in what’s been described as the worst economic slump since the Great Depression.

That’s right, our industry was featured just before primetime on one of the major networks, not for doing something wrong, but for doing something right. Congratulations to Excel Foundry and Machine, and to the rest of the industry: try to be next.

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