Foundries, Suppliers Have Simple Solution to Effective Web Advertising

Metalcasters and foundry industry suppliers now have a simple and effective way to reach the right customers online: AFS Targeted Digital Advertising.

The new program harnesses the power of AFS’ premier industry magazines, Casting Source and Modern Casting, to target a qualified audience…

EHS Division Honors Four for Individual Contributions

The American Foundry Society’s Environmental, Health and Safety Division recognized the exemplary work of four members during the October 2020 virtual EHS Conference.

Receiving the division’s 2020 Service Awards were Greg Kramer (ME Elecmetal, Duluth, Minnesota) and Brent Charlton (Metal…

AFS Releases Updated PPE Guide

The latest information on personal protective equipment (PPE) in metalcasting plants is presented in an easy-to-use, updated guide from the American Foundry Society. 

Published in October 2020, PPE Guide for Metalcasting Operations, 6th Edition, covers current best practices and special…

AFS Issues Call for Papers for Foundry Industry 4.0 Conference

The American Foundry Society has issued a call for papers and presentations for its 2021 Foundry Industry 4.0 Conference. 

Industry 4.0 is no longer just about the future. Smart, proactive manufacturers are using innovation and technology today to…

AFS to Present Virtual Metalcasting Congress in 2021

The American Foundry Society (AFS) will present Metalcasting Congress 2021 as a virtual event between April 12 and 22, 2021.

The AFS Board of Directors affirmed this decision after thoughtful consideration of the sharp restrictions in place on trade shows, the fact that those…

AFS Honors Metalcasters for EHS Achievements

The achievements of metalcasters in the areas of safety, sustainability, innovation and more were recognized by the AFS Environmental, Health & Safety Division during the annual EHS Conference.

The division presented awards in eight categories during the virtual conference, which…

OSHA Publishes New FAQs About Reporting Coronavirus Cases

The U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) on Oct. 1 published a new series of answers to its COVID-19 Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs). The FAQs address when an employer must report to the agency an employee’s in-patient hospitalization and fatality as a result of…

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…

Advocacy Alert: Favorable Outcome on Iron and Steel Foundry Emission Standard

A final rule from the Environmental Protection Agency imposes no new emissions limits on iron and steel foundries. The rule recently was entered into the Federal Register.

The issue

A court ruling required EPA to issue a National Emission Standard for Hazardous Air Pollutants (…