In its 10 years as O’Fallon Casting, the investment caster’s annual sales have grown from $10 million to $25 million.
Mr. Prucha Goes to Washington
President Obama hosted a group of manufacturing representatives at the White House, yesterday, including the American Foundry Society’s Tom Prucha, vice president of technical services.
Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI), Worcester, Mass., is the lead institution on a $7.4 million, multiuniversity award from the U.S. Army that will support the development of new metallurgical methods and lightweight alloys.
Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker visited Signicast Corp. as a part of his “Brown Bag Tour” of state businesses.
The No. 862 from Grieve, Round Lake, Ill., is a gas-heated, 2,000F (1,093C) furnace currently used for preheating molds. Four modulating natural gas burners with a floor-mounted combustion air blower are capable of 750,000 BTU/hr. Workspace dimensions are 36 x 48 x 36 in.