Streetlights Add to a Capital Design
AFS Corporate Member Spring City Electrical's “Clearwater Luminaire” adds a colonial touch to the grounds of the Maryland capitol, and even has a pole and flag bracket so the state flag can be flown.
Meeting Seismic Standards
AFS Corporate Member AMERICAN Cast Iron Pipe Company provided a variety of 24-48 in. Flex-Ring pipe and fittings for a project with Oregon’s Joint Water Commission, for an area that has averaged nearly one earthquake per week during the past year.
Hydrant Component Stops Gushing
Clow Valve (Oskaloosa, Iowa) has produced a Break Off Check Body that shuts down water flow to a hydrant when it’s struck by a vehicle or broken off its base by an accident or other damage.
AFS Corporate Member EJ (Warner Township, near Elmira, Michigan) worked closely with the city of Detroit Water and Sewerage Department (DWSD) in 2012 to develop the cast iron hinged drainage grate assembly to help solve a theft problem.
Metal castings are all around you. They help you get to work, prepare your food, keep the temperature just right in your home, and allow civilization to move forward.
That’s very true when it comes to infrastructure. Castings are crucial in the systems that deliver water and natural gas to residents. Following are examples of how castings not only play a vital role, but are innovative products making our lives better in necessary but interesting ways.