AFS exceeds 900 corporate members, welcomes new businesses

The American Foundry Society’s corporate membership has grown to more than 900 for the first time in more than a decade. This base of corporate members includes foundries, industry suppliers, and purchasers of castings who have chosen to align themselves with AFS. 

“AFS is doing essential work in terms of advocating for the industry, improving public understanding about modern metalcasting, attracting new employees, training workers, fostering innovation, and delivering a strong ROI for members,” said AFS CEO Doug Kurkul. “We thank our members for their involvement.”

Since October 2018, AFS has welcomed 21 new members. They are:

  • Akron Porcelain & Plastics
  • Aluminum Alloys Inc.
  • Aluminum Foundry of Wisconsin LLC
  • Automation System & Design Inc.
  • Cocan (Hubei) Graphite Mill Inc.
  • ComEd IS/Franklin Energy
  • Dixon Group Canada Limited
  • EESTECH Inc.
  • Ever Quantum Inc.
  • Free Flow Technologies Ltd.
  • Kanthal Heating Systems
  • Kolene Corp.
  • Multi-Vac
  • New London Engineering
  • Otto Junker
  • Premier Thermal Solutions
  • Reliability Concepts
  • Sherpa Industries
  • Sigma Electric Manufacturing Corp.
  • The Raymond Corporation
  • WDC Acquisition LLC

In addition to corporate members, AFS has more than 6,500 individual members.

For information about AFS corporate membership, please contact Ben Yates, AFS Vice President of Business Development, at or 800-537-4237 ext. 205.

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