Charlotte Pipe and Foundry Company has been awarded a Job Maintenance and Capital Development Fund (JMAC) grant to support the relocation of its foundry operation from Mecklenburg County to Stanly County. In modernizing its production of cast-iron soil pipe, fittings and castings, the company will retain at least 1,050 jobs in North Carolina as it invests $325 million in Stanly County. At least 400 of these jobs will be based at the state-of-the-art facility in Oakboro, which is expected to commence commercial operations in early 2024.
Nine Westomat dosing furnaces from StrikoWestofen underpin die-casting operations at Lenaal’s industrial aluminum and zinc parts manufacturing facility in Radom, Poland. The plant installed its first furnace in 2007.
Mueller Water Products Inc. plans to build a new, state-of-the-art foundry in Decatur, Ill. The facility will be one of the largest finished-goods brass foundries in the world. It will increase Mueller’s production capacity to meet current and future demands. Construction of the foundry, which is expected to employ up to 250, will begin in fall 2019. According to Mueller, the Decatur foundry is part of a multi-year project that will provide operational efficiencies that will directly benefit its customers, employees and the local community.
The recent staging of the Bright World of Metals, which consists of GIFA, METEC, Thermprocess and Newcast, confirmed its position at the world’s most important international platform for the metallurgy and casting sectors. Numerous investments, spontaneous business deals and lively discussions characterized the dynamic atmosphere in the 12 halls of the fairgrounds in Düsseldorf, Germany.
Consolidated Precision Products (CPP), a manufacturer of highly engineered components and sub-assemblies primarily for the commercial aerospace and defense markets, reached a definitive agreement to acquire Selmet Inc. Selmet, which manufactures titanium castings and machined components for the aerospace and defense industries, operates a state-of-the-art investment casting foundry in Albany, Ore.
The story of the Knight Foundry is essentially the story of a community. When it was first established in the early 1870s, the foundry supported the growing town of Sutter Creek by affording local men regular employment, allowing them to provide for their families, and giving them pocket money to spend at local businesses.
Brembo had a successful first pour at its all-new cast iron foundry in Escobedo, Mexico. The 269,000-square-foot facility, which has a melting capacity of approximately 70,000 tons per year, will cast iron rotors for the company’s nearby disc machining plant. The first pour is a preliminary test that ensures all systems are functioning properly and is the first step in testing the foundry’s full production line in anticipation of production ramp-up. During this test, the foundry’s furnaces were charged and the molten raw material from these furnaces was poured into a mold for the first time.
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