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Eagle Alloy Inc. Named 2015 Metalcaster of the Year

Eagle Alloy Inc., Muskegon, Mich., has a long history of unique solutions to common problems. The steel casting facility played a crucial role in developing Western Michigan’s Resource Recovery Corp. in the early 1990s. It found a way to reduce natural gas consumption by using methane from a nearby landfill for heat treating furnaces a decade later. This year, Eagle Alloy, one of four companies in the Eagle Group, partnered with two local businesses to open an onsite medical clinic in an effort to improve employee health and control health care costs.

John Workman and Mark Fazakerley, co-owners of Eagle Group and natives to Muskegon, couple this dedication to internal problem solving with a commitment to the surrounding community through cooperation with local and state government, educational events and charitable causes. This continued dedication to corporate responsibility, often leading to innovative solutions, is why Modern Casting selected Eagle Alloy Inc. as its 2015 Metalcaster of the Year.

Accepting Entries for 2016 Competition

Enter Modern Casting’s 2016 Metalcaster of the Year competition! Tell us about your success in:

  • Plant and Equipment Engineering
  • Business Performance
  • Casting Conversions
  • Innovative Casting Methods
  • Quality Improvement
  • Waste Reduction
  • Environmental Initiatives
  • Safety and Health
  • Training                
  • Other

The Metalcaster of the Year is profiled in Modern Casting and receives publicity through the American Foundry Society. In addition to Eagle Alloy, past winners include NIBCO for safety, Eck Industries for R&D, Caterpillar for plant reengineering, U.S. Pipe for new plant engineering, Blackhawk de Mexico for a business turnaround, and Intermet for a lean manufacturing initiative. All North American metalcasting companies are eligible and participation is free.

Entries of 250-500 words explaining your achievement in measurable terms will be accepted through March 31, 2016. Also provide a description of your plant’s capabilities (metals, processes, size of facility, number of employees, primary markets served). Email information to nleider@afsinc.org.

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