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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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Train Your Trainers for Success with the AFS Institute

Your foundry’s success depends on a well-trained workforce. But are your trainers up to speed on the latest advancements? A new workshop from the American Foundry Society Institute gives trainers the knowledge they need to transform a plant’s workforce development program with solutions tailored to the metalcasting industry.

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Georgia Southern University Creates AFS Student Chapter

The American Foundry Society is proud to welcome Georgia Southern University (Statesboro, Georgia) as the newest school to establish an AFS Student Chapter on campus.

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AFS to Honor Two Industry Leaders at Foundry Leadership Summit

Craig Schmeisser and Arthur P. (Pete) Guidi, Jr. will be honored by the American Foundry Society for their contributions to the industry during the 2019 Foundry Leadership Summit.

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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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Join the AFS Engineering Division for plant tours and more this September

Current and prospective members members of the AFS Engineering Division have a great opportunity to tour and evaluate advanced foundries during a meeting on Sept. 10-11 at Donsco in Wrightsville, Pennsylvania.

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AFS Welcomes 18 New Corporate Members

The American Foundry Society, North America’s leading metalcasting trade association and professional society, welcomed 18 new Corporate Members that joined from March to July of this year.

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Plan to Host a Plant Tour with Your Lawmakers over the August Recess!

Now is a great time to contact your lawmakers to invite them to tour your foundry! 

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Regulatory Notice: Some U.S. Foundries and Suppliers Must File New EEOC Form by Sept. 30

Many businesses, including some foundries and metalcasting suppliers, are required to submit additional employee data to the U.S Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) by Sept. 30, 2019.

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AFS Announces New Workforce Development Benefit for Corporate Members

The American Foundry Society has announced a valuable new benefit for AFS Corporate Members, the AFS Workforce Development Forum.

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