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    05.13.15: OSHA Administrator: Businesses Underreporting Accidents Under New Recordkeeping Regs

    The new rules require employers to report within 24 hours any injury that requires one employee to be hospitalized.

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    05.21.15: House OKs Permanent R&D Credit Legislation

    The bill, the American Research and Competitiveness Act of 2015 (H.R. 880) would permanently extend the R&D tax credit retroactive to January 1, 2015, and enhance the alternative simplified credit (ASC) formula to 20 percent from the current 14 percent rate.

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    05.21.15: Indiana Metalcaster Receives Public Grants

    Tech Castings LLC, Shirley, Ind., an investment casting facility of vacuum-melt superalloy turbine engine components serving commercial and military aerospace customer base, was recently awarded grants and tax credits by the Indiana Economic Development Corporation.

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    05.18.15: Effort Foundry to Expand with $1.7M Loan

    Effort Foundry in Bath, Pa., recently received a $400,000 low-interest loan from the Pennsylvania Industrial Development Authority (PIDA). The funds will be used to purchase equipment to improve finishing capabilities.

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    05.12.15: Alcoa Acquires Titanium Casting Company

    Alcoa, Pittsburgh, announced its acquisition of privately held TITAL, a manufacturer of titanium and aluminum structural castings for aircraft engines and airframes.

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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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    2015 AFS Metalcasting Forecast & Trends

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    AFS Industry Job Descriptions

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    Job descriptions establish the foundation for all that gets accomplished in your organization. The AFS Industry Job Descriptions have been revised and expanded, now containing nearly 300 metalcasting-specific sample job descriptions, offering a wide variety of industry-specific positions. This compilation includes hard copies of the job descriptions, as well as a CD-ROM that contains all the documents in MS Office Word format, which allows you to tailor each description to fit your organization's needs. Job titles are listed in alphabetical order and by department, making it easy to find what you need.

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    Principles of Metal Casting 3rd Edition

    Member Price: $80.00     Non-member Price: $100.00

    The definitive metal casting resource--fully updated. Written by prominent industry experts, Principles of Metal Casting, Third Edition, addresses the latest advances in the field such as melting, casting processes, sand systems, alloy development, heat treatment, and processing technologies. New chapters cover solidification modeling, casting defects, and zinc and zinc alloys. Detailed photographs, illustrations, tables, and equations are included throughout. Ideal for students and researchers in metallurgy and foundry science as well as foundry industry professionals, this authoritative guide provides all of the information needed to produce premium-quality castings.

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  • 05/22/2015: Finishing & Packing Supervisor - Lodge Manufacturing Company - TN

    FINISHING & PACKING SUPERVISORReady for a change? Lodge Manufacturing Company, the leading producer of cast-iron cookware, is seeking a goal-oriented team player to supervise our 2ndshift Finishing and Packing departments. The candidates must have a minimum of three years of Supervisory experience, ...

  • 05/20/2015: Technical Service Manager - Minerals Technologies Inc. - USNational

    Technical Service Manager, MPG OverviewWe are looking for a hands-on professional to provide technical support to the foundry industry.   This role will focus on providing technical support for greensand molding processes operated by customers located in the Mid-West.The ideal candidate will have ...

  • 05/15/2015: Green Sand Foundry Manager - Confidential - USNational

    A green sand casting facility is seeking applicants for a foundry management position in the Southeastern United States.  Relocation expenses will be authorized.Mission: THE OBJECTIVE OF OUR FOUNDRY OPERATION IS TO MANUFACTURE CAST PRODUCTS IN A TIMELY MANNER THAT MEETS OR EXCEEDS OUR CUSTOMERS? ...

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Modern Casting

Modern Casting

Up to date technology, business practices, and news in the metalcasting industry

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MetalCasting Design & Purchasing

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International Journal of Metalcasting

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Global Casting

Providing a global perspective on metalcasting, including news, features, and technology from all regions of the world