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AFS welcomes new Corporate Members

February 13, 2018

The American Foundry Society, North America’s largest metalcasting trade association and professional society, announced today it has welcomed 32 new Corporate Members from July 2017 to mid-February 2018. 

“Corporate Members are vital partners in advancing the AFS mission of advocacy, education, and innovation,” said AFS CEO Doug Kurkul. “These businesses recognize the value of the AFS Corporate Membership Advantage program, including business intelligence, technical resources, marketplace visibility, leadership and workforce development, cutting-edge research, promotion of a pro-metalcasting business climate, and the optimal pricing on essential AFS products and services. We look forward to helping these new Corporate Members achieve their unique business goals.”

Corporate Members include foundries, suppliers, and purchasers of castings. The 32 Corporate Members who have joined since July are:

  • Alpha Foundry Co., Wright City, MO
  • Amsted Rail, Chicago, IL
  • Ashland Foundry & Machine Works, Ashland, PA
  • Black Cat Wear Parts, Selkirk, MB, Canada
  • Brokk Inc., Monroe, WA
  • Columbus Recycling, Columbus, MS
  • CP Industries, Granger, IN
  • Electric Controls & Systems Inc., Birmingham, AL
  • Fritz Winter North America LP, Franklin, KY
  • GE Additive, West Chester, OH
  • Green Sand Controls Inc., Fremont, WI
  • Hayakawa USA Corp., Irvine, CA
  • HS Group HR Inc., Green Bay, WI
  • Impact NDT LLC, Loveland, OH
  • International Thermal Systems, Milwaukee, WI
  • Iron Age Designs, Burien, WA
  • Jef-Scot Metal Industries Inc., Centerville, IA
  • King Tester Corp., Phoenixville, PA
  • LeClaire Manufacturing Co., Bettendorf, IA
  • Marcellus Metalcasters Inc., Marcellus, MI
  • Morris Bean & Co., Yellow Springs, OH
  • Northern Iron & Machine, Saint Paul, MN
  • Oshkosh Corporation, Oshkosh, WI
  • P&W Foundry Inc., Plano, IL
  • Powercast Mfg Inc., St. Eustache, QC, Canada
  • Production Pattern & Foundry Co., Carson City, NV
  • ProfitGuard LLC, Bingham Farms, MI 
  • REFCOTEC Inc., Orrville, OH
  • Sintex Minerals & Services Inc., Rosenberg, TX
  • Swerea SWECAST, Jonkoping, Sweden
  • Tennetek Inc., Sparta, TN
  • Vermont Castings, Randolph, VT

For information about the Corporate Membership Advantage, please contact Ben Yates, AFS Vice President of Business Development, at or 800-537-4237 ext. 205.

Membership applications can be found here.

The American Foundry Society is a dynamic technical and advocacy organization that serves and represents the $33 billion metalcasting industry. AFS is the only association serving the entire industry, including all metals and processes, with a three-part focus on advocacy, education, and innovation. AFS also publishes Modern Casting and Metal Casting Design & Purchasing magazines and presents Metalcasting Congress and CastExpo, the largest metalcasting trade events in North America. Founded in 1896, the organization is based in Schaumburg, Illinois, with an advocacy office in Washington, D.C. More information is available at