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Back In Person: 2021 Foundry Leadership Returns Sept. 12-14 In Arizona

Nearly two years since the last in-person conference, the American Foundry Society is pleased to announce the 2021 Foundry Leadership Summit will be held Sept. 12-14 at the Westin Kierland Resort and Spa in Scottsdale, Arizona.

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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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AFS Launches Digitization Project to Transform Metalcasting Knowledge-Sharing

AFS is pleased to announce the launch of its AFS Digitization Project, an ambitious initiative that will transform the way foundry professionals access and use industry resources. This project aims to enhance the digital availability and functionality of AFS's vast collection of metalcasting materials, offering unparalleled access to knowledge, data, and tools critical to the foundry industry.

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From Imagination to Reality: Youth Metalcasting Competition Takes Center Stage

The skill and creativity of young metalcasters will be on display at Metalcasting Congress 2024 as part of the first-ever Casting Dreams competition.

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AFS-FEF 'Spotlight on Modern Metalcasting' Tops 3.8 Million Views

The recently-released “Spotlight on the Modern Metalcasting Industry” video produced by AFS and FEF has been viewed 3.847 million times since its launch last August! The 5-minute video aired 727 times on 124 different PBS affiliate channels across the U.S.

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AFS Welcomes 22 New Corporate Members

AFS today recognized 22 new Corporate Members who have recently joined the organization.

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Secretary Pompeo to Open Keynote Series at Metalcasting Congress

Metalcasting Congress 2024, the largest gathering of the North American foundry supply chain, will showcase compelling keynotes from three notable speakers. Among them is the sole person to have held positions as both U.S. Secretary of State and CIA Director, Mike Pompeo.

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AFS Announces 2024 Board of Directors Nominees

AFS has announced the nominees for its Board of Directors for the 2024-2025 term. Together, the nominees bring tremendous expertise and wisdom to the Board of Directors.

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