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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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AFS Outlines Infrastructure Agenda

Policymakers in Washington should take advantage of a bipartisan opportunity to enhance our nation’s infrastructure, grow the economy, and support U.S. jobs by investing in our transportation and water systems.

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AFS Institute Introduces New Course on Process Control for Engineers

The AFS Institute will present a new course, Process Control for Engineers, on March 30-April 1, 2021. It will be presented for the first time live online by Ted Schorn, a noted quality expert.

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Advocacy Alert: Victory on PPP Expansion

AFS-backed legislation signed into law by President Trump in 2020 established the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP). The program benefited many foundries, and thousands of other businesses, during the pandemic. However, the law’s provisions and regulatory guidance created surprise tax increases. Also, the loan-forgiveness provisions needed to be improved.

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Exhibit sales now open for Metalcasting Congress 2021

Companies across the metalcasting supply chain have their best opportunity since 2019 to reach new and existing customers as exhibits for Virtual Metalcasting Congress 2021 go on sale today.

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Attention Metalcasters: Spotlight Your Best Work in 2021 Casting Competition

Metalcasters can spotlight their best work in the prestigious 2021 AFS/Casting Source Casting Competition. Applications are now open for this annual contest, which celebrates achievements in manufacturing excellence by metalcasters and designers/users of metal castings.

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Exhibit Sales Open Feb. 3 for Virtual Metalcasting Congress 2021

Suppliers to the metalcasting industry and foundries have the best opportunity since 2019 to showcase their products and generate high-quality leads when they exhibit at Virtual Metalcasting Congress 2021.

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New Economic Forecast from AFS Projects Strong Growth in 2021

The U.S. metalcasting industry is projected to grow at a rate of 19.7% in 2021, according to a new report published by the American Foundry Society.

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