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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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IJMC Grows in Influence, Posts Impact Factor Gains

The International Journal of Metalcasting, the American Foundry Society’s technical and research journal, is more influential than ever, according to a widely used measure of academic journals.

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AFS issues call for papers and presentations for 124th Metalcasting Congress

The American Foundry Society is issuing a call for papers and presentations for the 124th Metalcasting Congress, April 21-23, 2020, Cleveland, Ohio.

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AFS Comments on OSHA’s Powered Industrial Truck Regulations

As part of the Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s process to determine whether to initiate rulemaking to revise its powered industrial trucks standards for general, maritime, and construction industries, the American Foundry Society submitted comments. OSHA’s current regulations are “based on industry consensus standards from 1969,” the agency said in a press release.

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Photos: Metalcasters, suppliers deliver message to 100 Congressional offices in Washington at AFS Fly-In

AFS metalcasters and suppliers took part in the 2019 AFS Government Affairs Fly-In June 11-12 in Washington, D.C., the industry’s premier legislative event dedicated to educating policymakers and speaking with one voice.

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Foundry Video Central: Cost-efficient, high-profile messaging for your foundry!

Has your foundry produced a promotional video that you’d like more casting buyers and designers to see? Foundry Video Central is a new web platform on which you can share your company’s capabilities and expertise.

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AFS announces 4 advocacy priorities for June 11-12 Fly-In

The American Foundry Society today announced its four top priorities for the June 11-12 Government Affairs Fly-In in Washington, D.C.

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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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