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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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Karl Rove to keynote AFS Government Affairs Fly-In

Political strategist and former Deputy White House Chief of Staff Karl Rove will be the keynote speaker at the 2019 AFS Government Affairs Fly-In, June 11-12 in Washington, D.C.

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AFS opposes proposed hike in costs to finance equipment and machinery

The American Foundry Society (AFS) opposes a Treasury Department proposal that would make it more expensive for manufacturers, including metalcasters, to finance the purchase of depreciable equipment by limiting interest deductions four years earlier than Congress intended.

Speaking up for the industry, AFS signed a coalition letter, organized by the National Association of Manufacturers (NAM), urging Treasury officials to reverse the proposed rule.

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AFS exceeds 900 corporate members, welcomes new businesses

The American Foundry Society’s corporate membership has grown to more than 900 for the first time in more than a decade. This base of corporate members includes foundries, industry suppliers, and purchasers of castings who have chosen to align themselves with AFS. 

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What are the Future Directions in Steel Castings?

The American Foundry Society will sponsor a steel-castings workshop this July for the first time in more than 15 years. As technological advancements and other developments continue to shape steel casting, this one-day workshop will explore emerging trends in steel.

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Milwaukee, Columbus to hold North America’s largest metalcasting events

The American Foundry Society, a dynamic trade and professional association serving the $33 billion metalcasting industry, has chosen Milwaukee and Columbus as host cities for Metalcasting Congress 2021 and CastExpo 2022, respectively.

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AFS announces 2019 award-winners for contributions to metalcasting

The American Foundry Society will honor five people for their contributions to metalcasting with awards at CastExpo 2019 and the 123rd Metalcasting Congress.

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EHS Division announces new Innovation and Insight Award

The AFS Environmental, Health and Safety (EHS) Division is accepting applications for a new award, the AFS Safety and Health Innovation and Insight Award.

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AFS Institute premieres Training Best Practices Workshop

A new workshop from the American Foundry Society Institute teaches the best ways to improve training in metalcasting plants.

The Training Best Practices Workshop is a highly interactive one-day course providing a strategic view of industrial training. Students will get solutions and templates to support training at their facilities, with applications specific to their companies. The workshop will focus discussions on training for industrial operations and maintenance employees.

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AFS releases ‘Careers in Metalcasting’ video

Across the U.S., foundries are struggling to find enough workers. To help the industry reach the audience of potential metalcasters who are making career choices, the American Foundry Society has produced a video sharing the exciting story of rewarding careers in metalcasting.

“The Future of Careers in Metalcasting” features interviews with young metalcasting professionals – engineers, shop floor employees, salespeople, and more. These interviewees explain why they think metalcasting is the right career choice.

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