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Metalcasters are Providing Essential Goods and More in the Fight Against COVID-19

In the global fight against COVID-19, metalcasters and their suppliers have proved essential. AFS Corporate Members are providing crucial services to support coronavirus relief, from manufacturing components for medical equipment and other essential products, to making donations and providing much-needed expertise.

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Waupaca’s Greg Miskinis to Deliver Hoyt Lecture at Metalcasting Congress

Greg Miskinis, director of research and process development at Waupaca Foundry, will deliver this year’s Hoyt Memorial Lecture at Metalcasting Congress 2020, April 21-23 in Cleveland.

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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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AFS releases foundry wage and salary reports

The American Foundry Society has released a pair of reports detailing standard compensation practices in North American metalcasting plants. The reports can be used by foundries to attract and retain employees and negotiate union contracts.

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Foundry Leadership Conference attracts global crowd

Foundry leaders from seven countries spanning three continents gathered in Amelia Island, Florida, Sept. 16-18 for the 2018 AFS Foundry Leadership Conference.

Attendees expressed enthusiasm for the content of the event. As one said, “Innovation and disruption were terrific! Economics and political policy discussions are always useful.”

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Metal Technologies and Quimmco Agree to Form Joint Venture

The Indiana-based metalcaster and Mexican industrial conglomerate will jointly own and operate Blackhawk de Mexico, S.A. de C.V., Santa Catarina, Nuevo Leon, Mexico.

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Taurus 80 Opening Illinois Diecasting Operation

Taurus 80, Torino, Italy, is setting up its first U.S.-based facility, Taurus Die Casting LLC, in Rockford, Illinois.

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Hillary Clinton Visits UNI Metal Casting Center

In December, the former First Lady and current Democratic candidate for president visited the University of Northern Iowa Metal Casting Center at the Cedar Valley, Iowa TechWorks campus in Waterloo, Iowa.

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St. Croix Castings Honored

The facility was named the 2015 "Small Business of the Year" by a local economic development group.

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Omen USA to Place First North American Facility in Indiana

Omen USA, Kibboutz Hatzor, Israel, is planning to place its first North American facility in Richmond, Indiana. According to a press release, up to 100 jobs will be created by 2019.

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