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News for 2016

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  • Government and Regulatory News

    01.31.16: AFS Supported Regulatory Reform Bill Approved by House

    In early January, the U.S. House of Representatives approved the Sunshine for Regulatory Decrees and Settlements Act (H.R. 712) by a vote of 244 – 173.

  • Industry News

    01.28.16: Omen USA to Place First North American Facility in Indiana

    Omen USA, Kibboutz Hatzor, Israel, is planning to place its first North American facility in Richmond, Indiana. According to a press release, up to 100 jobs will be created by 2019.

  • AFS News

    01.28.16: AFS Finalizes CEO Transition Plan

    The American Foundry Society (AFS) is pleased to announce it has hired Doug Kurkul to be its new CEO effective May 1, following a period of transition with current CEO Jerry Call.

  • Government and Regulatory News

    01.27.16: AFS Joins Legal Challenge to Ozone Regulation

    A group of business associations, including the National Association of Manufacturers (NAM) and the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, recently filed a petition for review to challenge the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) rule that significantly lowered the primary ozone National Ambient Air Quality Standards (NAAQS) standard from 75 ppb to 70 ppb.

  • AFS News

    01.26.16: Deadline Extended to Feb. 17 for Annual Casting Competition

    AFS and Metal Casting Design & Purchasing magazine are seeking entries to the 2016 Casting Competition.

  • AFS News

    01.25.16: Metalcasters: Update Your Directory Listing to Attract Buyers

    The Casting Source Directory provides listings of 2,500 metalcasters in North America serving all markets. Search by geographic location, casting process or alloy. The guide also includes casting reference materials for all processes and alloys

  • Industry News

    01.20.16: St. Croix Castings Honored

    The facility was named the 2015 "Small Business of the Year" by a local economic development group.

  • AFS News

    01.15.16: Submissions Due for AFS 2015 Safety Awards

    Submissions for the AFS 2015 Safety Awards (2015 AFS Millionaires Safety Award & 2015 AFS Metalcasting Safe Year Award) are due Friday, January 22, 2016.

  • AFS News

    01.13.16: Registration Opens for CastExpo’16 and Metalcasting Congress

    CastExpo’16 online registration is now open for exhibitors and attendees. CastExpo’16, to be held April 16-19 at the Minneapolis Convention Center in Minneapolis, Minnesota, will be the largest metalcasting industry event of 2016, offering attendees access to the whole metalcasting supply chain: suppliers, metalcasters and casting buyers.

  • Industry News

    01.13.16: Hillary Clinton Visits UNI Metal Casting Center

    In December, the former First Lady and current Democratic candidate for president visited the University of Northern Iowa Metal Casting Center at the Cedar Valley, Iowa TechWorks campus in Waterloo, Iowa.

  • Industry News

    01.13.16: Taurus 80 Opening Illinois Diecasting Operation

    Taurus 80, Torino, Italy, is setting up its first U.S.-based facility, Taurus Die Casting LLC, in Rockford, Illinois.

  • Industry News

    01.04.16: Metal Technologies and Quimmco Agree to Form Joint Venture

    The Indiana-based metalcaster and Mexican industrial conglomerate will jointly own and operate Blackhawk de Mexico, S.A. de C.V., Santa Catarina, Nuevo Leon, Mexico.

  • Government and Regulatory News

    01.04.16: OSHA Activates Injury Reporting Form on Website

    On December 24, 2015, the U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) announced its long delayed online injury reporting form is now available to employers to satisfy the agency's recordkeeping rule (29 C.F.R. 1904.39) requiring employers to provide notification of fatalities within eight hours and hospitalizations, amputations or eye losses within 24 hours.

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