Waupaca Foundry receives Cummins award

AFS Corporate Member Waupaca Foundry, Inc. (Waupaca, Wisconsin), a Hitachi Metals group company, was awarded a 2020 Outstanding Supplier award from Cummins, Inc. The award recognizes suppliers that excelled in supplying parts to Cummins during the COVID-19 pandemic. It cites Waupaca Foundry for managing weekly production and parts delivery through proactive collaboration and communication, all while ensuring no line down or freight premium occurrences. 

“Many of our customers are part of the nation’s critical infrastructure and we are proud to meet the increased demand and reliance on iron castings that are used for a wide range of essential manufacturing applications,” said Waupaca President, COO and CEO Mike Nikolai. “This award underscores the value of our team, who went above and beyond to maintain dynamic production schedules and deliveries in a time of constant change.”

The recognition was offered only to Cummins suppliers that went above and beyond expectations during the pandemic. 

“[Waupaca Foundry’s] continued dedication has allowed us to provide essential products and services to our customers during even the most difficult times,” said Helen Zhang, purchasing manager for Cummins, Inc., a global manufacturer of diesel engines that has been a customer of Waupaca Foundry since 1980.