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Foundry Told to Comply with Emissions Standards

April 18, 2024
Northern Iron & Machine is under a 30-day order by the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency to reduce lead and particulate matter releases, based on new modeling data.
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Protecting Manufacturing from Cyber-Threats

April 1, 2024
Many manufacturers operate on aging infrastructure that no longer supports updates – or is incompatible with modern cybersecurity solutions. You must think outside the box to ...
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Manufacturers Eager for AI Results

March 28, 2024
A global survey found organizations have high hopes for the potential of Artificial Intelligence, but remain concerned about how to integrate new technologies with their current...
Coronado Steel
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Holding Company Buys Ohio Foundry

March 26, 2024
Coronado Steel, a manufacturer of specialty alloys, is joining eight other producers in the Canerector network of industrial products businesses.
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Power, Scrap Cited in Closing

March 21, 2024
A Minnesota ductile iron plant will close in April. Metal Technologies Inc. indicated electrical rate increases and the cost of scrap make Northern Foundry uncompetitive.


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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.
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2023 Robot Demand -30%

Feb. 15, 2024
Q4 signaled some recovery, but a slow economy, higher interest rates, and over-purchasing during the 2022 supply-chain crisis dragged the volume of new orders after two straight...
Skuld LLC
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Plant to Restart as Lost Foam Foundry

Feb. 6, 2024
Skuld LLC will be restarting the former Champion Foundry operation to expand production of castings and 3DP parts for prototypes, tooling, and small-volume custom manufacturing...
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Confidence is in Short Supply

Feb. 2, 2024
Simple economics have been transformed into existential questions, guiding business decision-makers deeper into circumstances where their choices are limited and their compliance...
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Here's a Great Question

Jan. 23, 2024
A rotating panel of voices offer regular insights for the people who manufacture and handle things - and those who manage and maintain the facilities where that work gets done...