Midterm election statement from AFS CEO Doug Kurkul

“The American Foundry Society and its thousands of members congratulate the newly elected and re-elected public officials.

"We look forward to working with policymakers to advance a pro-manufacturing agenda that encourages capital investment, infrastructure investment, a strong defense industrial base, regulatory reform, workforce readiness policies, and vigorous enforcement of trade agreements.

"Metalcasting is essential to the manufacturing economy, with castings in 90 percent of durable goods. The foundry industry employs nearly 200,000 people in all 50 states. AFS will engage in a series of advocacy actions to ensure that lawmakers, congressional staff and other policymakers understand the importance of this key industry to the national economy and to communities around the country.”

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The American Foundry Society is a dynamic technical and advocacy organization that serves and represents the $33 billion metalcasting industry. AFS is the only association serving the entire industry, including all metals and processes, with a three-part focus on advocacy, education, and innovation. AFS also publishes Modern Casting and Metal Casting Design & Purchasing magazines and presents Metalcasting Congress and CastExpo, the largest metalcasting trade events in North America. Founded in 1896, the organization is based in Schaumburg, Illinois, with an advocacy office in Washington, D.C. More information is available at