AFS Corporate Members honored for exemplary service

The American Foundry Society honored two AFS Corporate Members, Carley Foundry and Elkem, with AFS Corporate Contribution Awards during CastExpo 2019 in Atlanta. The awards recognize each company’s exemplary service to AFS.

Carley Foundry (Blaine, Minnesota) has contributed time, materials, and company resources to many AFS research projects. Its employees are active in volunteer roles, including leadership in the AFS Light Metals Division.

Employees of Elkem (Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania) have volunteered for AFS at the local and national level for almost four decades. They are especially active in sharing technical expertise for AFS educational events and publications.

“We thank Carley Foundry and Elkem for contributing so much to AFS over the years,” said AFS Chief Technical Services Officer Steve Robison. “These awards are one way for us to show our appreciation for their commitment of time, resources, and leadership in the society.”

The AFS Corporate Contribution Award was created in 2015 to honor Corporate Members which consistently sponsor the involvement of their employees in AFS volunteer activities, such as the technical and management committee structure, local AFS chapters, AFS Institute, and other volunteer service.

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