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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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Metalcasters: Send your customers MCDP at no cost

AFS is reminding metalcasters they should be giving their customers a gift. It’s one of the best tools for informing their casting buyers about metalcasting products. It’s Metal Casting Design & Purchasing (MCDP) magazine.

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Peter Zeihan to keynote Foundry Leadership Summit

Peter Zeihan, a noted geopolitical strategist who receives rave reviews, will be the keynote speaker at the American Foundry Society’s 2019 Foundry Leadership Summit, Sept. 22-24 in Traverse City, Michigan.

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AFS research seeks to improve the lost foam casting process

Continuing AFS-sponsored research seeks to harness the power of 3D printing to expand the marketability and viability of the lost foam casting process.

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Metalcasting experts can add value to your event

Experts from every corner of the metalcasting industry are ready to add value to your meeting, conference, or educational event. They’re members of the American Foundry Society Speakers Bureau, the industry’s go-to source for authorities on everything from metals and metallurgy to health and safety to workforce development and government affairs.

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Why you should attend the 2019 AFS Government Affairs Fly-In

Your voice counts. With more than 100 new lawmakers and dozens of new congressional staffers on Capitol Hill, this year’s AFS Government Affairs Fly-In is more important than ever.

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AFS announces 9 additional conferences for 2019!

AFS is excited to announce nine more high-value conferences for 2019! These events offer the best in metalcasting education and another opportunity to network with your peers at a vital AFS event. The range of events means there’s something for everyone in metalcasting.

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U.S. raises tariffs to 25%, China vows retaliation

President Trump on May 10 made good on his decision to increase tariffs from 10% to 20% on $200 billion worth of Chinese goods, following setbacks in ongoing negotiations between the U.S. and China. The new tariffs are expected to be met with retaliatory measures from China.

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AFS Corporate Members honored for exemplary service

The American Foundry Society honored two AFS Corporate Members, Carley Foundry and Elkem, with AFS Corporate Contribution Awards during CastExpo 2019 in Atlanta. The awards recognize each company’s exemplary service to AFS.

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AFS announces Millionaires Safety Award winners

Five AFS Corporate Members have been honored for outstanding safety achievements in their plants.

The annual Millionaires Safety Award from AFS recognizes facilities that reach a minimum of one million safe-hours worked without a lost-time injury or illness. The recipients were honored at CastExpo 2019 in Atlanta.

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