Industry News

SinterCast-CGI series production to begin for First Automobile Works bsandalow Thu, 12/05/2019 - 12:19

Following successful material development and product development with the SinterCast Mini-System 3000 since 2010, First Automobile Works (FAW) has ordered a fully automated System 4000 Plus to support the series production of a new heavy-duty Compacted Graphite Iron (CGI) cylinder block. 

Mueller announces new Tennessee facility bsandalow Fri, 11/22/2019 - 08:25

AFS Corporate Member Mueller Water Products announced it is adding a Kimball, Tennessee, facility that is expected to bring 325 jobs.

Mueller is investing $41 million in the project, which will use a 233,000 sq. ft. building that was vacated when another company closed this spring.

“The new location in Marion County supports the expansion of our manufacturing capabilities around our Chattanooga operations,” Mueller Water Products president and CEO Scott Hall said in a news release.

The facility is expected to open in 2020.

Aristo-Cast announces new certification bsandalow Fri, 11/22/2019 - 08:24

AFS Corporate Member Aristo-Cast (Almont, Michigan) announced the company is now fully AS9100D certified, in addition to its existing ISO9001:2015 certification.

The AS9100 standard expands the requirements of ISO9001 to meet demands of the defense and aerospace industries.  

“This milestone was achieved with the dedication of the whole Aristo-Cast team,” the company said in a news release.

U.S. Army grants Wellman Dynamics Title III Modernization award bsandalow Fri, 11/22/2019 - 08:24

AFS Corporate Member Wellman Dynamics announced that the US Army Contracting Command has selected Wellman as the recipient of a Defense Production Act Title III award of $15.7 million. As a condition of the award, Wellman is required to fund a matching investment of $7.9 million. The total investment of $23.6 million will be used for plant modernization in response to the growing demand for Wellman’s products.

Mueller breaks ground on new Illinois facility bsandalow Wed, 10/30/2019 - 14:59

AFS Corporate Member Mueller Water Products (Atlanta) broke ground on its new, state-of-the-art foundry in Decatur, Illinois.

Impro holds groundbreaking for new facility in San Luis Potosi bsandalow Tue, 10/22/2019 - 07:06

Impro Group held a groundbreaking ceremony for the Impro Mexico SLP Campus in San Luis Potosí, Mexico.

The campus will cover almost 2.5 million sq. ft. and have five plants, including precision machining, sand casting, investment casting, aerospace components and surface treatment.

Impro plans to invest over $100 million into the campus over the next 3-5 years, which will generate up to 1,500 new jobs locally. 

Sigma acquires Avalon Precision Casting bsandalow Tue, 10/22/2019 - 07:06

AFS Corporate Member Sigma Electric Manufacturing Corporation (Garner, North Carolina), a manufacturer of ferrous and non-ferrous castings, announced the acquisition of Avalon Precision Casting (Cleveland). Avalon manufactures investment castings for customers in the aerospace, defense, HVAC, power, agriculture, and oil and gas end markets.

Alloy Die Casting announces new investment bsandalow Tue, 10/22/2019 - 06:56

Alloy Die Casting Co. (Buena Park, California), a provider of value-added manufacturing and supply-chain solutions for engineered metal components, announced an investment from PWP Growth Equity.

In a news release, Alloy Die Casting said the investment “will enable the company to further invest in people and equipment to provide additional value-added services to its customers.”

Faircast investors purchase Galesburg Castings bsandalow Thu, 10/10/2019 - 10:02

AFS Corporate Member Faircast Inc. (Fairfield, Iowa) announced it has acquired Corporate Member Galesburg Castings (Galesburg, Illinois).

In a news release, Faircast said "the increase in business with this acquisition will bring Faircast one step closer to a major modernization that includes new molding lines and sand systems." 

American Foundry Society Opens Its Doors on Manufacturing Day bsandalow Fri, 10/04/2019 - 14:45

The American Foundry Society (AFS) highlighted metalcasting careers to students, teachers, and families during its Manufacturing Day Open House on Oct. 4, 2019.

The event is part of a coordinated annual national celebration by the manufacturing industry to show the public its importance to the economy and address common misconceptions about manufacturing. Companies are encouraged to open their doors to their communities and show what they make, the technologies they use, and the promising career paths available.