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Industry News

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

February 2016

January 2016

December 2015

November 2015

October 2015

September 2015

  • Industry News

    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.

  • Industry News

    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.

  • Industry News

    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.

  • Industry News

    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.

  • Industry News

    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.

  • Industry News

    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

  • Industry News

    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.

  • Industry News

    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.

  • Industry News

    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.

  • Industry News

    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.

  • Industry News

    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.

  • Industry News

    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.

  • Industry News

    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.

  • Industry News

    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