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The aluminum green sand foundry also maintained a 100 ontime delivery rate for Paccar during 2013

U.S. Aluminum Castings Recognized by Paccar, Again

June 23, 2014
Green sand foundry meets truck builder’s 50-PPM standard Fifth-consecutive year DAF, Kenworth, Peterbilt NADCAP standards, too

U.S. Aluminum Castings LLC has been credited by Paccar for superior quality performance during 2013, recognizing that the foundry delivered parts and components in compliance with the commercial truck builder’s 50-PPM standard for product quality. It is the fifth consecutive year that Entiat, WA-based USAC has earned this recognition.

“Since customer satisfaction is the final measure of quality, warranty has also been considered to determine award recipients,” Paccar stated in a notification letter.

Paccar, Bellevue, WA, is one of the world’s largest manufacturers of commercial trucks, including the DAF, Kenworth, and Peterbilt product lines. “Throughout the world, DAF, Kenworth, and Peterbilt trucks have earned a reputation for unsurpassed quality,” the letter continued. “Much of the credit for this goes to Paccar suppliers like U.S. Castings LLC who meet or exceed Paccar’s quality expectations.

“Unfortunately Paccar does not recognize documented on-time performance,” noted U.S. Casting president John Koegler, “but if they did we would have received the same five-year award for 100% on-time delivery.”

U.S. Aluminum Castings produces no-bake, permanent mold, lost foam, and green sand castings for aerospace, defense, and general commercial markets, as well as commercial truck manufacturers. It is certified as a supplier by the National Aerospace and Defense Contractors Accreditation Program for heat treatment, non-destructive testing, AS9100C quality management systems and ITAR #M21916.

The Washington State foundry operates as a unit of the Philadelphia-based Advanced Metals Group, which also includes Ross Aluminum Castings, Sidney, OH, and Mabry Castings, an iron foundry in Beaumont, TX.

About the Author

Robert Brooks | Content Director

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.)