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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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Buy America, Supply Chains, Energy to Be Key Topics at AFS Government Affairs Fly-In

Metalcasting leaders will gather on Capitol Hill next month to hear directly from members of Congress, administration officials, and policy experts about what they can expect from Washington in the year ahead and beyond.

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In-Person Metalcasting Courses Return, Online Classes Still Available from AFS

Metalcasters who like to learn in a classroom setting now have even more educational options from the AFS Institute.

After several years of offering Live Online metalcasting courses exclusively, in-person classes are returning to the Institute’s classroom in Schaumburg, Illinois, beginning with Introduction to Metalcasting on June 1-2, 2022. Registration for this and other courses is now open.

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AFS Rededicates Peters-Robison Metalcasting Library

The American Foundry Society’s technical library has been rededicated to honor the legacy of two metalcasting professionals.

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San Solo Takes Helm as AFS President, Schmeisser Joins Executive Committee

The American Foundry Society’s Board of Directors has a new elected leader following the inauguration of Adam San Solo as president for 2022-2023.

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CastExpo Returns to Ohio – First Time Since 1974

Thousands will converge on Columbus for this major metalcasting industry event.

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Nine in 10 Foundries Plan Capital Investments in Next 12 Months

The American Foundry Society today announced survey results showing more than 90 percent of responding North American foundries anticipate making capital investments in the next 12 months.

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