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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 to Lawmakers: Tax Hikes Will Hurt Manufacturers, Cost Jobs

AFS is warning federal lawmakers against rolling back pro-growth tax reforms, saying proposed tax hikes on businesses and families will stymie job growth and hurt American manufacturers.

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Brian Began Joins American Foundry Society as Vice President, Metalcasting Technical Services

The American Foundry Society announced today that Brian Began will join AFS on Oct. 25 as Vice President, Metalcasting Technical Services. Began comes to AFS from his current employer, ASM International.

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Outstanding foundry EHS achievements honored with division awards

Craig Schmeisser and Bob Scholz were among the foundry EHS experts honored by the AFS Environmental, Health & Safety Division.

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AFS Actions on Biden Administration Vaccine & Testing Mandate

President Biden on Sept. 9 announced his intention to have OSHA implement an emergency standard requiring vaccines and testing at businesses with more than 100 employees. This mandate poses enormous logistical challenges for employers and employees.

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AFS Opposes Tax Increases, New Mandates in Budget Reconciliation Package

AFS is warning lawmakers that U.S. metalcasters will be harmed by a new federal spending package that would significantly hike the tax burden on businesses and stifle the nation’s economic recovery.

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IJMC, FEF partner on student research competition 

Undergraduate metalcasting students can win money for college and receive publication credits as part of the newly relaunched IJMC/FEF Student Research Competition. 

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