General Kinematics to supply material handling system at Charlotte Pipe and Foundry Co.’s greenfield site

AFS Corporate Member Charlotte Pipe and Foundry Company (Charlotte, North Carolina) has selected AFS Corporate Member General Kinematics to provide the material handling system for its new state-of-the-art facility on 428 acres in Oakboro, North Carolina. Inside the new cast iron foundry, GK will have responsibility for the furnace charge system, as well as the equipment from the end of the molding line through the cleaning room. 

General Kinematics, a vibratory equipment manufacturer and system integrator located in Crystal Lake, Illinois, has worked with Charlotte Pipe and Foundry Company for many years.

"Everyone at General Kinematics is excited for Charlotte Pipe as they begin the huge undertaking of relocating their foundry operations,” said Tom Musschoot, president of General Kinematics. “I am appreciative of the trust that the team at Charlotte Pipe has put in our company and am proud that General Kinematics gets to be part of this historic move."

Jim Egan, vice president of North America Sales for General Kinematics, added, “The Charlotte Pipe team is an experienced group of foundry experts with high standards. For them to recognize our foundry team’s efforts through this extensive planning process is validation that we are meeting our customers’ needs. Now we can begin to deliver on their trust.”

The facility’s completion is projected for the third quarter of 2023.