In The News

  • Popular Mechanics: The Future of American Manufacturing

    At AFS Corporate Member Lodge, "shift managers and other management-level employees undergo metallurgical training through the American Foundry Society to help them better understand the science behind the company’s products."

  • Meridian Star: U of A students compete in AFS Casting Competition

    The American Foundry Society Casting Competition consisted of each team making a small-scale version of the Vulcan statue located in Birmingham and a technical presentation of their work.

  • Norwalk Reflector: 2020 Metalcasting Congress coming to Cleveland

    “Ohio is home to more foundries than any other state, which makes it a prime location for Metalcasting Congress,” said AFS CEO Doug Kurkul.

  • Foundry Planet: American Foundry Society's 2020 Annual Meeting and Trade Show Will Take Place in Cleveland

    AFS is bringing its annual meeting and industry showcase to Cleveland for the first time in more than 40 years.

  • Watertown Daily Times: AFS Corporate Member Spuncast supports industrial education in Watertown, WI

    With help from local industry, Watertown High School's manufacturing courses are getting a makeover for the 2018-19 school year.

  • KEYC: Dotson Iron Castings, AFS Corporate Member, shows students the value of a career in metalcasting with support for museum exhibit

    You normally wouldn't let your kids pour molten metal or operate a heavy crane, but the Children's Museum of Southern Minnesota is letting kids do all those things, and more!

  • JD Supra: AFS commended for good work to improve safety management

    I wish that time permitted us to write more often about the good work done by various groups to improve workplace safety and management. Notable examples include AGC–National and numerous state AGC-Chapters, the National Safety Council, State safety summits or “Governors Safety Conferences,” such as those in Georgia, Alabama, Tennessee, Mississippi, Kentucky and Indiana; TAUC, NBWA, American Foundry Society, American Poultry Association, and many others.

  • Crain's Cleveland Business: American Foundry Society's 2020 annual meeting and trade show will take place in Cleveland

    The American Foundry Society is bringing its annual meeting and industry showcase to Cleveland for the first time in more than 40 years.

  • Foundry Planet: Good economic situation for the foundry industry - interview with AFS CEO Doug Kurkul

    The North American economy is growing at the fastest rate in nine years, thanks to a number of factors, including the adoption of pro-growth policies in the United States, and more reasonable regulatory policies at the Environmental Protection Agency. The metalcasting industry in North America is experiencing similarly strong growth across nearly all foundry sectors. metalcasters. 

  • Foundry Planet: Jean Bye becomes president of American Foundry Society, first woman to hold the office

    Bye is president and CEO of Dotson Iron Castings in Mankato, Minnesota. Formerly the vice president of the AFS Board of Directors, she succeeds President Patricio Gil, who is CEO of Blackhawk de Mexico (Santa Catarina, Nuevo León, Mexico).