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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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Metalcasters Cautiously Optimistic on Economic Outlook

Seventy-nine percent of metalcasters have a positive business outlook for the next 12 months, down from a full 90 percent in June, according to a new survey from AFS.

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AFS Seeking Members for Lead Rule Working Group

AFS is in the process of forming a working group to seek input from foundries and suppliers using lead in their facilities. AFS will be formally commenting on the ANPRM. 

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“Manufacturing Day Toolkit” Helps AFS Members Connect with Next Generation

As American Foundry Society members open their doors to their communities for Manufacturing Day 2022, AFS is providing resources for making these events a success.

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AFS Welcomes 19 New Corporate Members

Nineteen new Corporate Members have joined AFS in recent months, bringing the Society to its highest corporate membership count in more than 15 years.

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Summit Panel to Feature Waupaca, Dotson, D&L and Osco Executives

AFS today announced that the 2022 Foundry Leadership Summit will feature a panel on “Opportunities and Challenges Facing Metalcasters in 2023 and Beyond.”

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AFS Announces Recipients of Prestigious Management Awards

Jeet Radia, Tom Teske and Jiten Shah will be honored by AFS for their contributions in industry management.

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