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February 2018

January 2018

December 2017

  • Industry News

    12.30.17: Toys collected at Burndy Foundry

    The Bethel team collected both unwrapped toys and cash that they used to purchase toys for the kids and filled the two containers with presents for over 50 boys and girls.

  • Industry News

    12.19.17: Bremen announces agreement to use 3-D printing technology

    The companies will accelerate product development for hydraulics customers by using 3-D printing technology. BCI and Eaton will use a 3-D printer from AFS Corporate Member ExOne in the foundry and machine shop at BCI.

  • Industry News

    12.13.17: Unimin, Fairmount Santrol announce merger

    The transaction is expected to close in mid-2018, subject to the approval of Fairmount shareholders, the receipt of regulatory approvals and the satisfaction of other customary closing conditions.

  • Industry News

    12.08.17: Advanced Cast Products wins safety award

    ACP was presented the award on Oct. 30, and there was an onsite presentation from the state’s department of labor and industry on Nov. 15.

  • Industry News

    12.01.17: Fritz Winter holds ribbon-cutting event in Kentucky

    The company invested $110 million initially into the project and that could grow to almost $200 million with an expected expansion. The project could eventually add more than 300 jobs to the area.

November 2017

  • Industry News

    11.20.17: Boose Foundry holds Thanksgiving food drive

    The initiative drew more than $1,300 in donations and collected 350 items. Boose Foundry will donate an additional $250 that will help feed 75 local families.

  • Industry News

    11.08.17: Eagle Alloy announces restructuring

    According to a news release, the company has laid the groundwork for employee ownership with an employee stock ownership program. By doing that, the company will assure the ownership is remaining local.

October 2017

September 2017

  • Industry News

    09.25.17: GF Linamar Gets $300M Order

    The value of the contract amounts to a total of around $300 million over five years.

  • Industry News

    09.14.17: VanKirk Memorialized with Sculpture

    VanKirk, who was the CEO of Progressive Foundry, was a prominent member of his community.

  • Industry News

    09.01.17: Fairfield Castings Gets New Ownership

    The facility laid off almost all of its 221 employees in late June when the previous owner entered foreclosure. Some assets were purchased in July by Faircast, and production restarted in July.

August 2017

July 2017

  • Industry News

    07.23.17: Dayton Company Advances in Competition

    Skuld LLC is focused on innovating in the metalcasting industry. They are offering near net shape steel lost foam castings and offering this technology in stainless and low carbon steels. Skuld also offers thin walled ductile iron going down as thin as 0.070 in., which gives it the ability to use castings to replace stampings.

  • Industry News

    07.12.17: Eck Installs New Nobake Line; Exclusively Licenses Alloy Developed With ORNL

    The molding line includes state-of-the-art programmable logic controls, powered conveyors from molding to pouring, a mass flow binder control system and a rollover capable of handling up to a 72 x 48 x 36 in. mold section.

June 2017

May 2017

April 2017

March 2017

  • Industry News

    03.27.17: Topeka Foundry & Iron Works Purchased

    The companies will collaborate on steel fabrication in an effort to enhance production.

  • Industry News

    03.16.17: Chassix Planning New Czech Facility

    The facility, which will cast aluminum chassis and powertrain components for passenger cars, will be operational in early 2018 and accounts for an investment of about $50 million.

February 2017

January 2017

December 2016

November 2016

October 2016

September 2016

  • Industry News

    09.27.16: EJ Plans New Facility

    The company will upgrade its facilities and “phase out” its current location. The new plant will be “state of the art” and all jobs will be relocated.

  • Industry News

    09.20.16: Thanks In Part to Cast Connections, Arthur Ashe Roof Debuts

    The retractable roof at Arthur Ashe Stadium, home of the tennis U.S. Open, debuted this fall to rave reviews.

  • Industry News

    09.15.16: Star Pipe Acquires Jensen International

    The acquisition will allow Star Pipe to continue the operation of manufacturing domestically made cast iron and ductile iron products in South Coffeyville, Oklahoma. The company intends to expand the existing facility in Oklahoma and install new and updated equipment.

August 2016

July 2016

June 2016

  • Industry News

    06.21.16: MAT Expanding Mexico Facility

    The facility, called Mincer HD, will be expanded in two stages. The first will provide for 30,000 metric tons of castings and include DISAmatic molding technology, induction melting, automated pouring and casting finishing processes.

  • Industry News

    06.16.16: Hüttenes-Albertus Purchases Hexion’s Interest in HA-International

    HAI is a supplier of metalcasting resin systems, resin coated sand for shell molding and refractory coatings for North America. HAI will continue a strategic sourcing arrangement with Hexion’s Louisville, Kentucky site.

  • Industry News

    06.09.16: Tentative Agreement Reached to Purchase Keokuk Steel Castings

    The Mills Group announced it has reached a tentative agreement with Matrix Metals-Sanmar Group to purchase Keokuk Steel Castings and reopen the Iowa facility.

May 2016

  • Industry News

    05.31.16: Hayes Announces Retirement from CISA

    Hayes became CISA’s president in 1999 and was named executive director in 2002.

  • Industry News

    05.25.16: Magna Announces Aluminum Casting Facility in United Kingdom

    Construction is expected to begin later this year, and production is expected to start in 2018. The facility will use high pressure vacuum diecasting to produce aluminum castings.

  • Industry News

    05.17.16: Brillion Awarded Contract from Detroit

    Brillion has been awarded a long-term contract to supply the flywheel used with the Detroit DT12 Automated Manual Transmission by the Detroit subsidiary of Daimler Trucks North America.

  • Industry News

    05.16.16: Dalton Purchased By Speyside Equity

    According to a news release, the sale was completed May 2, 2016. The Warsaw casting facility and a machining plant in Stryker, Ohio were included in the deal.

  • Industry News

    05.11.16: Pace Announces Minnesota Expansion

    Pace will add 60,000 sq. ft. and adjust an existing structure, which will result in 20 new jobs.

  • Industry News

    05.05.16: SATA To Place Raw Manufacturing Facility in Texas

    The project on a 350-acre parcel of land is expected to create 300 jobs and bring a $114 million investment from SATA, which manufactures machine parts for Caterpillar, John Deere and major automakers.

  • Industry News

    05.02.16: Dynacast Announces Renewable Energy Initiative

    According to a news release, the new partnership will lower Dynacast’s annual energy consumption by more than 6% and will also take them further in green initiatives. The five 200 kW modular battery blocks will act like efficient generators that allow Dynacast to control consumption and demand in peak hours.

April 2016

  • Industry News

    04.29.16: Brembo Conducts First Pour in New Michigan Facility

    The pour was a test of the systems in the facility to make sure they are functioning. It is the initial step before the ramping up of production begins

  • Industry News

    04.27.16: Waupaca CEO Gigante Retiring, to be Replaced by Nikolai

    Gigante is retiring effective June 30 and will be replaced by current COO and president Mike Nikolai, who will effectively take over as CEO on July 1. Gigante has served as CEO since 2007 and began at the company as a metallurgist in 1981.

  • Industry News

    04.22.16: Spartan Once Again Honored by Toyota

    Spartan Light Metal Products, St. Louis, was recognized with an Excellent Quality Performance Award from Toyota Motor Engineering & Manufacturing North America Inc. (TEMA) at its Annual Supplier Business Meeting.

  • Industry News

    04.21.16: Grede Indiana Facility Honored

    Grede, Southfield, Michigan, announced that its facility in New Castle, Indiana, has been given Ford Motor Company’s Q1 Award, which recognizes outstanding quality and performance. According to a news release, the Ford Q1 award means the facility has achieved excellence in “product quality, systems capabilities, materials management, logistics and delivery.”

  • Industry News

    04.13.16: Wisconsin Company Expanding Facility

    Fall River Group, Fall River, Wisconsin, announced it will be constructing a 60,000 sq.-ft. addition to the Fall River Foundry facility in Fall River. The machining operations currently in Milwaukee will be in the addition.

  • Industry News

    04.08.16: Chassix names new CFO

    Michael Beyer joins after serving as chief financial officer at Wolverine Advanced Materials.

March 2016

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December 2015

November 2015