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Apicha Thumvisead
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$110M Specialty Alloy Project in Texas

July 11, 2024
Specialty steelmaker SeAH is building a “high-performance metal manufacturing plant” in central Texas.
Smith Foundry
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Foundry to Cease Melting, Casting

June 6, 2024
Minneapolis-based Smith Foundry agreed to end all hot metal activities within 12 months to avoid prosecution under the Clean Air Act, but it will continue finishing operations...
Otto Junker GmbH
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Foundry Orders Climate-Friendly Melt Shop

May 16, 2024
A German ferrous foundry ordered twin coreless induction furnaces plus a shared IGBT frequency inverter package, “to gain independence and flexibility” and contribute to climate...
Wisconsin Aluminum Foundry
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Wisconsin Aluminum Foundry Buys ATEK

May 14, 2024
The Iowa operation is the fourth acquisition in three years for WAF, as it builds a regional network for “high-quality aluminum castings.”
Guyerwood | Dreamstime
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The Grid’s Complex Risk Environment

May 2, 2024
Insiders know of the decreasing reliability of our electric grid. But you should learn why “grid down” events are becoming more likely, and how to avoid – or even benefit from...


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Foundry's 2023-2024 Where-to-Buy Directory

Sept. 4, 2023
Locate suppliers for all your metalcasting needs and purchasing decisions.
Warut Sintapanon | Dreamstime
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OSHA Cites Iron Foundry

April 9, 2024
A supervisor was pinned in an automated machine, and OSHA states the proper power-off and lockout/tagout procedures were not enforced.
Bobby17 | Dreamstime
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Metalcasting Meet-Up

April 4, 2024
The 2024 Metalcasting Congress will draw foundry and diecasting professionals together for a three-day program of inquiry, exploration, and new developments.
Nordroden | Dreamstime
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Refractory Business Buys Resco Group

April 4, 2024
RHI Magnesita is expanding its North American presence by acquiring the producer of alumina monolithics and other refractories.
Nightman1965 | Dreamstime
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More Uncertainty Ahead for Supply Chains

April 2, 2024
Global trade seemed to be stabilizing at the end of 2023. What can be done now to reestablish long-term resilience and stability?