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Industry News

May 2016

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    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.

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    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.

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    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.

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    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.

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    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.

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    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

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    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

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    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.

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    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.

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    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.”

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    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.

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    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

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October 2015

September 2015

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    09.30.15: ASK Chemicals Centralizes Spanish Operations in Bilbao

    ASK Chemicals GmbH, Hilden, Germany, announced plans to consolidate its Spanish operations in a single industrial complex in the Port of Bilbao, which will become the flagship facility for the ASK Chemicals Group.

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    09.29.15: Anderson Global Hosts Discover Manufacturing Event

    On September 29, Anderson Global, Muskegon, Mich., hosted a “Discover Manufacturing," which attracted 40 students who were given a guided tour of its manufacturing operation.

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    09.18.15: Pros Co. Acquires Texas Casting Facility

    The Pros Co., a full-service machine shop based in Lubbock, Texas, announced this week the acquisition of Washington Iron Works in Sherman, Texas, a casting facility that produces aluminum casting and industrial bearings.

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    09.17.15: Metalcaster Cuts Power Consumption With Lighting Upgrade

    Ashland Foundry & Machine Works Inc., Ashland, Pa., has upgraded the lighting in its casting facility by replaceming of metal halide fixtures with an LED lighting system.

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    09.08.15: Accuride Wins Two AME Awards for 2015

    The Association for Manufacturing Excellence (AME) has announced that Accuride Corp., Evansville, Ind., will receive 2015 AME Excellence Awards for its facilities in Erie, Pa., and Rockford, Ill.

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    09.07.15: Elyria Foundry Partners With University for Training Program

    Elyria Foundry, Elyria, Ohio, partnered with Kent State University, Kent, Ohio, for a fourth consecutive year for onsite training for employees.

August 2015

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    08.26.15: GE to Close Lufkin Foundry, Cut 262 Jobs

    General Electric Co. announced plans to close its Lufkin, Texas, metalcasting facility as the company addresses decreasing oil prices and declining demand for drilling and well equipment.

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    08.24.15: Audi Boosts Production of Aluminum Die Castings

    Audi has increased the production of lightweight aluminum die castings in Münchsmünster, Germany, for the automobile maker’s Q7 line of SUVs. More than 30,000 structural components have already been produced in 2015. Total volume should reach approximately 200,000 parts by the end of the year.

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    08.23.15: Eck Joins Critical Materials Institute

    The Critical Materials Institute (CMI), an Energy Innovation Hub of the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), has announced Eck Industries Inc., Manitowoc, Wis., as a new member in research and innovation. Eck Industries joins seven private sector members in partnership with four DOE national labs and seven universities.

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    08.17.15: Wisconsin Diecaster Announces $14 Million Expansion

    Allcast LLC, Allenton, Wis., has announced plans for a $14-million investment to its diecasting facility that may produce as many as 88 jobs.

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    08.12.15: Auto Supplier Kamtek Announces Plans to Open New Aluminum Casting Facility

    Kamtek will invest $80 million in the new, 148,00-square-foot aluminum casting facility and another $450 million to expand its existing operation in Birmingham’s Valley East Industrial Park.

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    08.10.15: Berkshire Hathaway to Buy Precision Castparts for $37.2B

    Berkshire Hathaway, Omaha, Neb., announced a deal to acquire Precision Castparts Corp., Portland, Ore., for $37.2 billion, which would be the biggest deal ever for the investment firm run by Warren Buffett.

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    08.05.15: Neenah Boosts Production with $2.5 Million Investment

    Neenah Enterprises Inc. (NEI) has announced the completion of a $2.5 million investment at its metalcasting facility in Neenah, Wis.

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    08.04.15: Wisconsin Diecaster to Enter Receivership

    According to the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, Stroh Precision Die Casting LLC, Mauston, Wis. has filed for receivership in Juneau County.

July 2015

June 2015

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    06.30.15: PA Iron Caster Endows Scholarship for Technical Education

    Benton Foundry Inc., Benton, Pa., recently endowed a scholarship at Penn College, Williamsport, Pa., primarily for students in the School of Industrial, Computing & Engineering Technologies.

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    06.25.15: Waupaca Foundry Recognized as Top Supplier

    Waupaca Foundry received the 2014 Supplier Recognition Award from Linamar Corporation for being the top supplier in the castings commodity category in terms of quality, delivery, service and support.

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    06.18.15: SinterCast, ASIMCO Reach Deal for Process Control System

    ASIMCO International Casting Co. Ltd., has reach an agreement with SinterCast AB, Katrineholm, Sweden, for the installation of a process control system at ASIMCO’s metalcasting facility in Shanxi, China.

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    06.12.15: Indiana Metalcaster to Boost Workforce by 360

    ID Castings has announced a goal of hiring 360 employees by 2018 to boost its overall workforce at its Noblesville, Ind., facility to 400.

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    06.10.15: FON-SKB Opens Iron Casting Facility

    FON-SKB held an April 15 ribbon-cutting ceremony for its new iron casting facility in Radomsko, Poland. Poland’s Deputy Prime Minister took part in the ceremony along with the 160 invited guests and business and project partners.

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    06.04.15: Clutch Manufacturer to Invest $129M in Indiana Facility

    FCC (North America) LLC, Livonia, Mich., an automatic transmission clutch manufacturer, announced plans to expand its operations at its Berne, Ind., facility, creating as many as 73 new jobs by 2016.

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    06.01.15: RMG Acquires Pure Power Waukesha Facility

    Renaissance Manufacturing Group (RMG), Menomonee Falls, Wis., announced in late April that it has acquired Pure Power Technologies, Waukesha, Wis., from Navistar Inc., marking RMG’s entry into the metalcasting industry.

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    06.01.15: Cascade Die Casting to Expand in High Point

    Cascade Die Casting Group Inc., Grand Rapids, Mich., will expand two locations in south High Point, Mich., that will create 25 full-time jobs and add an estimated $6 million to the local tax base.

May 2015

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    05.28.15: Accuride to Supply Daimler Trucks NA with Gunite Brake Drums

    Accuride Corporation, Evansville, Ind., announced it has reached a multi-year agreement with Daimler Trucks North America to supply Gunite brake drums to Daimler’s aftermarket parts group, one of the leading all-makes parts brands in the commercial transportation industry.

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    05.22.15: Roberts Sinto Names New CEO, President

    Roberts Sinto Corporation, Lansing, Mich., and SandMold Systems, Inc., Newaygo, Mich, announced Richard Stewart, both companies CEO, retired April 11. Stewart will remain active with the companies and serve on the Board of Directors. Donald Kvorka, who currently was president and COO, assumed the roles of president and CEO on April 12, 2015

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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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    05.07.15: Die Castings Play Structural Role in Cadillac CT6

    Cadillac, Detroit, will use an advanced mixed-material approach and include 13 die castings in the lightweight body structure of the CT6 sedan.

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    05.05.15: Sakthi Automotive to Invest $31.8 million in Detroit Facility

    Sakthi Automotive Group USA, Inc., a division of the Sakthi Group, is planning a major expansion to its North American manufacturing operation in the city of Detroit to add aluminum casting production capabilities.

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    05.01.15: Evercast Receives $55M Loan for Iron Casting Facility

    Evercast, a subsidiary of Mexico’s Grupo Industrial Saltillo (GIS), Saltillo, Coahuila, Mexico, has received a $55 million loan from Comercia Bank to complete the firm’s ductile iron casting facility.

April 2015

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    04.29.15: Nemak Invests $125M in New Facility

    Nemak, García, Nuevo Leon, Mexico, announced plans to invest $125 million in a new metalcasting facility in Garcia, Nuevo Leon, Mexico.

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    04.24.15: Shiloh, Sanji Announce Joint Venture

    Shiloh Industries Inc., Valley City, Ohio, a global supplier of lightweighting, noise and vibration solutions, announced plans to open a new aluminum casting plant in Nantong, China.

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    04.20.15: Waupaca Wins National Engineering Awards; Admitted to Wisconsin Green Tier Program

    Waupaca Foundry Inc. (WFI), a Hitachi Metals company, has been admitted to Wisconsin's prestigious Green Tier program.

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    04.08.15: Eck Industries Inc. Names New CEO

    The board of directors of Eck Industries Inc., Manitowoc, Wis., has announced Ben Grigg as the company’s executive vice president and CEO, effective March 2.

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    04.06.15: Clinkenbeard Named Quality Plant of the Year by Quality Magazine

    Clinkenbeard, Rockford, Ill., was recently selected “Quality Plant of the Year” by Quality Magazine, an annual award that recognizes reduced scrap, rework, warranty, and manufacturing costs; improved productivity or cycle time; increased capacity; and/or improved adherence to quality standards.

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    04.01.15: Grede to Invest in Heat Treatment

    Grede, Louisville, Ky., plans to invest more than $20 million and hire more than 35 new employees over the next three years at its Biscoe, N.C., facility to support its commercial vehicle business.

March 2015

February 2015