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AFS Compiles COVID-19 Resources for Foundries Regarding Respirators

Foundries have asked questions regarding the legitimacy of specific respirators amid the COVID-19 pandemic. To address these important concerns, AFS has compiled resources that foundries can use to identify NIOSH-approved respirators...

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AFS Pushes For Key Provisions In Stimulus Package to Benefit Metalcasters

As Congress negotiates a third stimulus package, the American Foundry Society (AFS) has worked closely with the National Association of Manufacturers (NAM) and the U.S. Chamber of Commerce to ensure key provisions are included that could benefit metalcasters.

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President Signs New Trade Agreement with Mexico And Canada To Replace NAFTA

President Trump, Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto signed the new U.S. Mexico Canada Agreement — or USMCA — in Buenos Aires on Nov. 30.

The agreement provides increased requirements for automotive components to be produced in North America and follows more than a year of talks to update the 24-year-old North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA), which supports about $1.2 trillion in annual trade among the three countries in the USMCA. 

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Foundries, Suppliers Have Simple Solution to Effective Web Advertising

Metalcasters and foundry industry suppliers now have a simple and effective way to reach the right customers online: AFS Targeted Digital Advertising.

The new program harnesses the power of AFS’ premier industry magazines, Casting Source and Modern Casting, to target a qualified audience of professionals from across the worldwide metalcasting supply chain, wherever and whenever they browse the web.

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EHS Division Honors Four for Individual Contributions

The American Foundry Society’s Environmental, Health and Safety Division recognized the exemplary work of four members during the October 2020 virtual EHS Conference.

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AFS Releases Updated PPE Guide

The latest information on personal protective equipment (PPE) in metalcasting plants is presented in an easy-to-use, updated guide from the American Foundry Society. Published in October 2020, PPE Guide for Metalcasting Operations, 6th Edition, covers current best practices and special considerations for the use of personal protective equipment in foundries.

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AFS Issues Call for Papers for Foundry Industry 4.0 Conference

The American Foundry Society has issued a call for papers and presentations for its 2021 Foundry Industry 4.0 Conference. 

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AFS to Present Virtual Metalcasting Congress in 2021

The American Foundry Society will present Metalcasting Congress 2021 as a virtual event between April 12 and 22, 2021.

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AFS Honors Metalcasters for EHS Achievements

The achievements of metalcasters in the areas of safety, sustainability, innovation and more were recognized by the AFS Environmental, Health & Safety Division during the annual EHS Conference.

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American Foundry Society Announces Revised Succession Plan

The American Foundry Society, North America’s largest and most influential metalcasting organization, today announced revisions to its Board-leadership succession plan.

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