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Minnesota Foundry Renamed Alliant Castings

Jan. 16, 2012
Former United Machine and Foundry emphasizing commitment to partnership

United Machine and Foundry, ferrous foundry supplying mining and grinding equipment manufacturers, is rebranding itself after 125 years. Now called Alliant Castings, the Winona, MN, company wants to call attention to its recent modernization, its “clean casting” focus, and its determination to work with “engineers nationwide on the design challenges of wear-resistant castings.”

The company further indicated it is introducing a program of “specialist industry education,” though that initiative was not detailed.

"Our new name expresses our commitment to partner with clients to solve their engineering problems,” stated Alliant Castings CEO Tom Renk. “We take pride in creating the toughest and most intelligent solutions in our field of wear-resistant parts."

Alliant Castings operates two electric melting furnaces, four molding lines (two green sand lines, a Hunter automatic machine, and an Osborn cope-and-drag machine) and a no-bake line with sand reclamation. Alloys poured include abrasion-resistant irons, Ni-Hard, chromium, and chrome-moly alloys.

In its announcment, Alliant said it has made “significant investments in new technology and engineering capability,” over the past year.

"It's more than an upgrade," Renk continued. "It's about setting a higher standard in an industry that has grown stagnant in its practices. Metal casting today needs a fresh approach, using the best technologies available and the application of innovative thinking. That's what Alliant Castings is all about."

Earlier this month another ferrous foundry, the former East Jordan Iron Works, rebranded itself as “EJ.”