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AFS Supports Legislation to Help Solve Truck Driver Shortage

Many metalcasters are experiencing the effects of the truck driver shortage across the nation. AFS has been working with a coalition and recently joined on a congressional letter with over 80 organizations urging that the DRIVE Safe Act be included in the next highway bill. 

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AFS Announces 2020 Policy Priorities

AFS released its top policy priorities for 2020. This year’s policy priorities identify five areas where AFS will focus its advocacy efforts: infrastructure, trade, safety, tax, and energy/environment.

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American Foundry Society Opens Its Doors on Manufacturing Day

AFS highlighted metalcasting careers to students, teachers, and families during its Manufacturing Day Open House on Oct. 4, 2019.

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AFS, Industry Coalition Oppose Taxpayer Funding for Rail Purchases from China-Controlled Companies

AFS and an industry coalition are fighting for language in the FY 2020 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) that will prevent the use of taxpayer dollars for purchases of rail equipment from companies controlled by China.

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Photos: Metalcasters, suppliers deliver message to 100 Congressional offices in Washington at AFS Fly-In

AFS metalcasters and suppliers took part in the 2019 AFS Government Affairs Fly-In June 11-12 in Washington, D.C., the industry’s premier legislative event dedicated to educating policymakers and speaking with one voice.

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AFS announces 4 advocacy priorities for June 11-12 Fly-In

The American Foundry Society today announced its four top priorities for the June 11-12 Government Affairs Fly-In in Washington, D.C.

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Why you should attend the 2019 AFS Government Affairs Fly-In

Your voice counts. With more than 100 new lawmakers and dozens of new congressional staffers on Capitol Hill, this year’s AFS Government Affairs Fly-In is more important than ever.

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It's time to advocate for metalcasting

With hundreds of new lawmakers and congressional staff on Capitol Hill, it’s time to stand together as an industry. 

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Column: Great stories to tell

Every day, nearly 200,000 people go to work in America’s foundries, producing the complex engineered parts that are essential to modern life. From this economic activity – which constitutes a $33 billion industry – emerge countless great stories.

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Karl Rove to keynote AFS Government Affairs Fly-In

Political strategist and former Deputy White House Chief of Staff Karl Rove will be the keynote speaker at the 2019 AFS Government Affairs Fly-In, June 11-12 in Washington, D.C.

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