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Intat Precision Inc. Expanding Indiana Foundry

Oct. 22, 2012
Two plants produce numerous automotive parts in ductile iron Expansion would add 45 new employees

According to local reports, Indiana automotive foundry Intat Precision Inc. plans to invest up to $26-million next year to add a third casting line to its Plant Two in Rushville, IN. The project was approved by the company’s parent, Aisin Takaoka Co., and would be started and completed in 2013. Up to 45 new workers could be hired in line with the additional capacity.

Intat Precision president Tyler Usami and vice president Brad Rist announced the expansion at a recent employee-appreciation event.

Aisin Takaoka is a holding company that includes ferrous and aluminum foundries, as well as forging and machining operations, mainly for automotive products, but also including casting mold production, among other product sectors.

Intat Precision is a ductile iron foundry with two plants at the Rushville site, one that opened in 1989 and the second in 1999. The two plants are supplied with molten metal from a total of eight induction melting furnaces. Molds are produced in two Disamatic molding lines (23.6X29.5 in., 21X26 in.), and Isocure cores are produced in four Laempe machines.

No specific details of the new casting line have been reported.

Intat Precision manufactures numerous automotive structural components, including engine brackets; brake drums and rotors; front anchors; exhaust flanges; and steering knuckles, among others. Among its customers it lists Ambrake Corp., ATTC Manufacturing, Inc., HINO Motors Manufacturing USA, Nissan Motors, Subaru of Indiana Automotive, Tokico (USA) Inc., and Toyota Motor Engineering & Manufacturing.

According to Rist, the expansion project “is the result of the level of performance that has been achieved at the Rushville operation.”

“Our operation has really stepped up to meet several challenges the last few years,” Rist continued, “and through this recovery, we have demonstrated a confidence internally that made the decision to expand here the best choice.”

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Robert Brooks has been a business-to-business reporter, writer, editor, and columnist for more than 20 years, specializing in the primary metal and basic manufacturing industries. His work has covered a wide range of topics, including process technology, resource development, material selection, product design, workforce development, and industrial market strategies, among others. Currently, he specializes in subjects related to metal component and product design, development, and manufacturing — including castings, forgings, machined parts, and fabrications.

Brooks is a graduate of Kenyon College (B.A. English, Political Science) and Emory University (M.A. English.)