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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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AFS Supports Legislation to Help Solve Truck Driver Shortage

Many metalcasters are experiencing the effects of the truck driver shortage across the nation. AFS has been working with a coalition and recently joined on a congressional letter with over 80 organizations urging that the DRIVE Safe Act be included in the next highway bill. 

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AFS releases new edition of Mold & Core Test Handbook

A fresh edition of the AFS Mold & Core Test Handbook, 5th Edition is now available from the American Foundry Society with the latest in metalcasting industry standards for sand testing and evaluation. For a limited time, buyers can save 20% off the price.

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Three AFS Institute courses coming to Detroit

The Institute and AFS Detroit-Windsor Chapter are pleased to offer a variety of training programs in Detroit in March and April.

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New AFS Webinars Show How to Use e-Learning for Employee Training

AFS is launching a webinar series next month to show companies how to optimize e-Learning for their employees.  

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New AFS Student Chapter launches at Worcester Polytechnic

The American Foundry Society is pleased to announce Worcester Polytechnic Institute (Worcester, Massachusetts) has established an AFS Student Chapter.

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Coming to Pennsylvania: Gating and Riser Design 101 and 201

Metalcasters will have a great opportunity to learn the most up-to-date gating and risering techniques during a pair of AFS Institute courses coming to Pennsylvania in February and May.

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Are Buyers Finding What They Need on Your Website?

The AFS Marketing Committee is sponsoring a webinar to help foundries assess whether their websites are providing buyers what they need. The webinar, free to AFS members, will be held Jan. 28 at 1 p.m. CT.

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International Journal of Metalcasting marks 50th issue

The International Journal of Metalcasting, the American Foundry Society’s technical and research publication, released its 50th issue this month.

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Casting designers and buyers: Metalcasting Congress has programs for you

AFS is offering a compelling educational program for casting designers, buyers and specifiers at Metalcasting Congress 2020, April 21-23 at the Huntington Convention Center in Cleveland, Ohio.

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