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Victaulic Reopens Penn. Ductile Iron Foundry

May 11, 2021
The producer of mechanical pipe and flow-control products is operating the plant it acquired earlier this year, expanding its U.S. casting capacity by 70%.

Victaulic staged an event to mark the reopening of its Lawrenceville, PA, ductile iron foundry, which had been closed last year by the former owner, Waupaca Foundry. The producer of mechanical pipe and flow-control products acquired the 220,000-sq.ft plant earlier this year for an undisclosed price.

Under Waupaca Foundry’s ownership, the plant produced auto parts, but Victaulic indicated two molding lines at the plant will allow it to produce larger castings than it presently does at its ductile-iron foundry in Easton, PA, where the group is headquartered. It’s expected that the additional capacity will increase Victaulic’ U.S. casting capacity by 70%,

“Victaulic is excited to expand its Pennsylvania footprint and bring back to life the Lawrenceville foundry to support the growth of our customers,” stated president and CEO Rick Bucher, at the April 30 event.

The reopened Lawrenceville plant has about 60 employees and Victaulic said it anticipates adding approximately 40 more workers in the near future.