American Foundry Society Announces Revised Succession Plan

The American Foundry Society, North America’s largest and most influential metalcasting organization, today announced revisions to its Board-leadership succession plan.

The changes were made following the resignation of Jim Frost, who had been Vice President, from the Society’s Executive…

Metalcasters: Learn About the Latest EHS Advances at an AFS Virtual Conference

Foundry EHS personnel will gain the latest insights on how to keep their facilities green, safe and efficient during a virtual conference coming soon from AFS – and they’ll have a full year of access to the entire program.

The 32nd Environmental, Health & Safety Conference, going…

AFS Provides Manufacturing Day Resources

The American Foundry Society is excited to share a slate of resources for Corporate Members opening their doors, physically or virtually, for Manufacturing Day on Friday, October 2.

Recognized nationwide the first…

Women in Metalcasting Announces Virtual Career Workshop 

Women are underrepresented in critical industries such as manufacturing, but change is possible. A new workshop from AFS Women in Metalcasting will address the unique challenges and opportunities women have when it comes to building careers and advancing as leaders in the metalcasting industry…

Advanced Casting Research Center Moving to UC-Irvine

The Advanced Casting Research Center is moving to the University of California-Irvine. ACRC, of which AFS is a member and supporter, conducts critical research into casting technologies and processes. Through ACRC, AFS participates in several research programs of…

AFS to Honor Atsushi Nagai with 2020 Grede Award

The American Foundry Society announced that Atsushi Nagai will receive the 2020 William J. Grede Award. This award honors major contributions in the fields of management, marketing, or education which have expanded the effective use of metal castings. 

Mr. Nagai is president of…

AFS Presses for Business Liability Protection as Lawsuit Concerns Grow

U.S. manufacturers are working hard to take measures to protect their employees and customers amid the COVID-19 crisis. However, the risk of lawsuits poses a barrier in their ability to bounce back from the economic crisis. As manufacturers start to reopen, employers  want to know that if they …

Cut Energy Costs with the AFS Energy Program

Energy costs are a major expense for metalcasters, but finding the right electricity or natural gas supplier is difficult. A new AFS Corporate Member benefit takes the guesswork out of energy contracts, giving members a way to save money on electricity and gas in deregulated…

AFS Rolls Out Health Care Member Benefit for Small Businesses

Small AFS Corporate Members can now offer the same health care as large companies thanks to a new member benefit: NAM Health Care.  

This partnership with the National Association of Manufacturers (NAM), Mercer and UnitedHealthcare allows AFS Corporate Members with fewer than 100…

AFS Supports Legislation to Double R&D Tax Credit

A bill that would boost innovation and expand tax credits for small businesses has the support of the American Foundry Society. 

H.R. 7766, introduced in the U.S. House by Rep. Jackie Walorski (R-Ind.), would assist metalcasters by doubling research…