OSHA publishes crystalline silica Frequently Asked Questions for general industry

On Jan. 22, 2019, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) released a set of Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) concerning the agency’s final rule regulating occupational exposure to respirable crystalline silica in general industry.

For months, the American Foundry…

CastExpo 2019: Metalcasting success starts here

It’s three years in the making: North America’s largest metalcasting trade show and congress. Now, CastExpo 2019 is nearly here.

Produced by AFS, CastExpo 2019 is April 27-30 at the Georgia World Congress Center in Atlanta. Thousands are expected to attend, making it the continent’s…

From the CEO: Technical and research leadership at AFS

Doug Kurkul is CEO of the American Foundry Society.

Unique among its peers, the American Foundry Society is four organizations in one: a) A professional technical society, b) an industry advocacy organization, c) a provider of quality educational services, and d) a publisher of a broad…

OSU, Central Ohio chapters have strong partnership

Eric Weiffenbach remembers visiting Ohio State University’s working foundry as a boy with his father. Today, Weiffenbach (Keener Sand & Clay Co.) continues that tradition – this time, as president of the AFS Central Ohio Chapter.

Every fall, the Central Ohio Chapter and the OSU…

AFS debuts management, development summit

A brand new summit from AFS promises to develop the leadership savvy of metalcasters.

The AFS Metalcasting Management and Development Summit is Feb. 7-8 in Charleston, South Carolina. The theme of the summit is “Preparing our talent and culture for the future,” and it will cover…

Column: Improve your leadership IQ

Editor's note: This column’s author, talent management expert Margaret Graziano of Keen Alignment, presented at the 2018 Future Leaders of Metalcasting Meeting in Mankato, Minnesota. She will be a speaker at the FLM event at CastExpo 2019 at 1:30 p.m on April 28 in Atlanta, GA.

Being an…

Meet the AFS staff

Katie Matticks, Senior Project Manager

Katie Matticks is Senior Project Manager at the American Foundry Society. She serves as the community manager for AFS’ private social network CastingConnection as well as staff liaison to Women in Metalcasting and the Management Council. Her 10-year…

Industry earns wins on water infrastructure, sweepers

A new water infrastructure law and an agreement from OSHA on non-HEPA sweepers highlight recent policy victories for the metalcasting industry.

A comprehensive infrastructure bill backed by AFS won resounding support from Congress. America’s Water Infrastructure Act (S. 3021) provides…

EHS Division honors award-winners

A new award for green foundries and a lifetime achievement award for AFS 2nd Vice President Mike Lenahan were among the honors presented by the EHS Division at the AFS 30th Environmental, Health & Safety Conference in Ohio Oct. 9-11.

The Green Foundry Case Study Awards recognize AFS…

AFS meets CIC

AFS staff met with the next generation of metalcasters at the Foundry Educational Foundation's College Industry Conference, Nov. 15-16 in Chicago.

The annual event attracts promising students at FEF schools who are looking for careers in metalcasting. Prospective employers meet with the…