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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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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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Metalcasters: Learn About the Latest EHS Advances at an AFS Virtual Conference

Foundry EHS personnel will gain the latest insights on how to keep their facilities green, safe and efficient during a virtual conference coming soon from AFS – and they’ll have a full year of access to the entire program.

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AFS Provides Manufacturing Day Resources

The American Foundry Society is excited to share a slate of resources for Corporate Members opening their doors, physically or virtually, for Manufacturing Day on Friday, October 2.

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Women in Metalcasting Announces Virtual Career Workshop 

Women are underrepresented in critical industries such as manufacturing, but change is possible. A new workshop from AFS Women in Metalcasting will address the unique challenges and opportunities women have when it comes to building careers and advancing as leaders in the metalcasting industry. 

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AFS to Honor Atsushi Nagai with 2020 Grede Award

AFS announced that Atsushi Nagai will receive the 2020 William J. Grede Award. This award honors major contributions in the fields of management, marketing, or education which have expanded the effective use of metal castings.

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AFS Presses for Business Liability Protection as Lawsuit Concerns Grow

U.S. manufacturers are working hard to take measures to protect their employees and customers amid the COVID-19 crisis. However, the risk of lawsuits poses a barrier in their ability to bounce back from the economic crisis. As manufacturers start to reopen, employers  want to know that if they follow public health guidelines, they will be protected against lawsuits.

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Cut Energy Costs with the AFS Energy Program

Energy costs are a major expense for metalcasters, but finding the right electricity or natural gas supplier is difficult. A new AFS Corporate Member benefit takes the guesswork out of energy contracts, giving members a way to save money on electricity and gas in deregulated markets.

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