AFS Air Quality Committee meets with EPA officials

Members of the American Foundry Society Air Quality Committee met recently with EPA officials regarding the upcoming Residual Risk and Technology Review (RTR) for the iron and steel foundry National Emission Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants (NESHAP) rule for major sources.

The May…

AFS participates in EPA’s Smart Sectors Program Roundtable with Administrator Scott Pruitt

AFS leaders Dan Oman and Jeff Hannapel took part in the EPA’s Smart Sectors Program Roundtable on May 9, where EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt talked about regulations, permit reform and more.

The AFS representatives were among a group of leaders from various industries invited to take…

AFS accepting sponsors for metalcasting conferences

A limited number of sponsorship opportunities – including a few first-time slots – have opened for some of the metalcasting industry’s premier events.

The American Foundry Society is now accepting sponsors for three upcoming conferences:

AFS 2018 Additive Manufacturing for…

AFS members carry invest in infrastructure message to D.C. during Fly-In, continue fight on OSHA’s silica rule

AFS and NAM send DOL a request to delay silica enforcement

Metalcasters were in the middle of the action in Washington at this year’s AFS Fly-In, May 15-16. The event combined up-to-the minute policy briefings on key issues moving through Congress affecting the industry, as well as an…

Rave reviews for AFS Stormwater Compliance Seminar

Metalcasters from around the country gave high marks to the 2018 AFS Stormwater Compliance Seminar, which took place May 8-9 in Columbus, Ohio.

Participants who filled out a post-seminar survey gave the event an average rating of 4.8 out of 5.0 for the seminar’s speakers, organization…

Review: Improving the Effectiveness of Visual Inspection “belongs in every industrial library”

A new book from the American Foundry Society by quality inspection expert Ted J. Schorn is gaining a reputation as a must-have for industrial libraries.

Based on Schorn’s firsthand experience in examining different visual inspection procedures, Improving the Effectiveness of Visual…

Modern Casting editor wins national magazine award

What metalcasters have long known – the great value of Modern Casting magazine – was confirmed recently as Modern Casting managing editor Shannon Wetzel won an AZBEE Award of Excellence from the American Society of Business Publication Editors.

Wetzel received the AZBEE Bronze National…

AFS supports Infrastructure Week, calls on Congress for investment

As the sixth annual Infrastructure Week kicks off, metalcasters are in Washington, D.C., advocating for infrastructure investment as part of the AFS Government Affairs Fly-In.

Metalcasters have many of the same goals as those highlighted during Infrastructure Week, May 14-21: emphasizing…

AFS Safe Year Award applications due June 1

Safety is the priority of every metalcaster at every level of production. The AFS Safe Year Award, an annual accolade from the American Foundry Society, recognizes member facilities which have achieved stellar safety records.

Corporate Members have until June 1, 2018, to submit their…

AFS to honor Wisconsin senator, Ohio congressman for support of U.S. metalcasting

Two lawmakers on Capitol Hill are being honored by the American Foundry Society for their steadfast support of U.S. metalcasters.

On May 15, Wisconsin Sen. Ron Johnson and Ohio Rep. Bill Johnson will receive the Metalcasting Industry Eagle Award from AFS. The award is presented annually…