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Trump campaign senior economic adviser to address AFS Metalcasting Congress

December 14, 2017

December 13, 2017: (SCHAUMBURG, IL.) More than 2,000 metalcasters, suppliers, and castings buyers are expected to attend the 2018 Metalcasting Congress in Fort Worth, Texas. Serving as Keynote Speaker on the morning of April 5 will be respected economist Stephen Moore, who was Senior Economic Adviser to the Trump Campaign in 2016.

Moore will provide attendees with an up-to-the-minute economic & political update, and will field questions from the audience. A second Keynote Speaker, who will take the podium on April 3, will be announced soon. On April 4, Dan Oman of Haley & Aldrich will provide the annual Hoyt Lecture.

“Stephen Moore is one of the foremost experts on tax policy and one of the most influential advocates for economic growth,” said Doug Kurkul, CEO of the American Foundry Society. “The insight and perspective he offers will benefit Metalcasting Congress attendees in their business planning and decision-making.” 

Moore is currently the Distinguished Visiting Fellow for the Project for Economic Growth at the Heritage Foundation. In prior roles, he was the Founder of the Club for Growth, a member of the Wall Street Journal editorial board, and Founder of the Free Enterprise Fund. Moore was the Co-Founder of the Committee to Unleash Prosperity, alongside Arthur Laffer, Steve Forbes and Larry Kudlow.

The author or co-author of several books, Moore earned a bachelor of arts degree from University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. He holds a master’s of arts in economics from George Mason University. Moore’s commentary has often been featured on CNN, Fox News, and other news outlets. 

Registration for the Metalcasting Congress is now open at, with preferential pricing for AFS members in good standing. Membership information is available at

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The American Foundry Society is a dynamic organization that serves and represents all of the $31 billion metalcasting industry, regardless of process and metal, with a focus on advocacy, education and innovation. AFS also publishes Modern Casting and Metal Casting Design and Purchasing magazines. Founded in 1896, the organization is based in Schaumburg, Illinois, with an advocacy office in Washington, D.C. More information is available at