Young Professionals Program Draws an International Crowd

Several dozen young employees from North America, Germany and Japan gathered in the Midwest on Oct. 14-17 for the Young Professionals Program.

The global networking event kicked off at AFS HQ in Schaumburg, Illinois, and followed with tours of manufacturing facilities in Illinois and Wisconsin. Attendees also heard presentations from industry leaders, socialized, and even made their own Foundry-in-a-Box castings.

The group toured Wisconsin-based AFS Corporate Members Neenah Foundry, Kohler and Briggs & Stratton, as well as Chicago's MxD.

The Young Professionals Program rotates among the U.S., Japan and Germany. Japan hosted the event in 2016, and Germany was host in 2017.