To mark its sixtieth anniversary year, Inductotherm Corp. pledged $60,000 to the Foundry Educational Foundation. Inductotherm designs and manufacturing induction melting, heating, holding and pouring systems for processing virtually all types of metals and materials.
FEF was established in 1947 as an independent extension of metalcasting educational programs at colleges and universities nationwide. It manages numerous industry-related scholarships and several memorial funds that support metalcasting education for numerous students enrolled at participating colleges and universities.
The Inductotherm gift was the result of a pledge to contribute $60 for each individual who offered his or her own contact information by scanning an attendee badge at Cast Expo 2013 in St. Louis, in April. The response ensured that the full $60,000 pledge was met.
FEF executive director Bill Sorensen received the check from Inductotherm founder Henry M. Rowan earlier this year at a banquet to long-term employees of the company.
Inductotherm Corp. and the Henry M. Rowan Family Foundation support numerous causes. By contributing to and supporting FEF, the company is helping to ensure metalcasting will continue to have capable and creative engineers and technicians well into the future.