Train Your Trainers for Success with the AFS Institute

Your foundry’s success depends on a well-trained workforce. But are your trainers up to speed on the latest advancements? A new workshop from the American Foundry Society Institute gives trainers the knowledge they need to transform a plant’s workforce development program with solutions tailored…

Georgia Southern University Creates AFS Student Chapter

The American Foundry Society is proud to welcome Georgia Southern University (Statesboro, Georgia) as the newest school to establish an AFS Student Chapter on campus. The AFS Board of Directors approved Georgia Southern’s application on Aug. 15, making it the 40th college or university to host…

AFS to Honor Two Industry Leaders at Foundry Leadership Summit

Craig Schmeisser

Two metalcasting leaders will be honored by the American Foundry Society for their contributions to the industry during the 2019 Foundry Leadership Summit.

Craig Schmeisser will receive the Keating Founders’ Freedom Award, presented for “significant contributions to the…

AFS, Industry Coalition Oppose Taxpayer Funding for Rail Purchases from China-Controlled Companies

AFS and an industry coalition are fighting for language in the FY 2020 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) that will prevent the use of taxpayer dollars for purchases of rail equipment from companies controlled by China.

The Chinese state-owned enterprise, CRRC, has made aggressive…

Join the AFS Engineering Division for plant tours and more this September

Current and prospective members of the AFS Engineering Division have a great opportunity to tour and evaluate advanced foundries during a meeting on Sept. 10-11 at Donsco in Wrightsville, Pennsylvania.

The event includes plant engineering tours and evaluations of Donsco’s Mt. Joy and…

Foundry Leadership Summit Early Registration Deadline is Aug. 26

Good news! The early registration discount for the Foundry Leadership Summit has been extended until Aug. 26. Get the best price now!

Prepare your foundry for 2020 and beyond with high-level speakers, industry roundtables, and innovative presentations about issues important to the…

AFS Welcomes 18 New Corporate Members

The American Foundry Society, North America’s leading metalcasting trade association and professional society, welcomed 18 new Corporate Members that joined from March to July of this year.

“AFS looks forward to working with our Corporate Members to help them achieve their business goals…

Plan to Host a Plant Tour with Your Lawmakers over the August Recess!

A friendly reminder from the AFS Washington, D.C., office: What you’re about to read is a valuable opportunity to get your metalcasting business in front of lawmakers. You do a ton of great work and our country benefits from your castings. Make sure the people elected to represent you hear your…

Regulatory Notice: Some U.S. Foundries and Suppliers Must File New EEOC Form by Sept. 30

Note: Below is important information from the AFS Washington, D.C., office about a Sept. 30, 2019 deadline for foundries to file forms with the EEOC. AFS will be holding a timely webinar on Aug. 22, 2019, "Update on DOL’s Proposed Overtime Rule & Navigating the New EEO-1 Pay Data…

AFS Announces New Workforce Development Benefit for Corporate Members

The American Foundry Society has announced a valuable new benefit for AFS Corporate Members, the AFS Workforce Development Forum.

Created by workforce experts from the AFS Institute, this web-based forum will help metalcasters improve and expand their workers’ skillsets. The AFS…