AFS Corporate Member Wellman Dynamics (Creston, Iowa) has purchased the former Ferrara Candy Company property at 500 Industrial Parkway in Creston. The property includes 315,000 sq. ft. of manufacturing, office, and warehouse space, along with approximately 20 acres of land. The facility will be repurposed for an expansion of Wellman's existing foundry operations a block away.
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Pier Foundry & Pattern Shop (St. Paul, Minnesota) has invested in an FBO-IIIS Mold Machine from Sinto, complete with a mold handling system and Sinto Analytics.
Private equity firm, Oakland Standard Company, announced Damascus Steel Casting Com
Annualized SinterCast CGI series production for the first two months of the year reached 3.1 million Engine Equivalents, providing a 5.4% year-on-year increase. The sampling volume at customer foundries remained stable at recent run-rates throughout February, providing a positive indication for foundry shipments into March, SinterCast AB reports.
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Bremen Castings Inc. (Bremen, Indiana) unveiled March 17 on LinkedIn that it has a new name and website, BCI Solutions, www.bcisolutions.com.
AFS Corporate Member Benton Foundry (Benton, Pennsylvania) will be expanding its iron casting operations over the next three years, creating at least 40 new jobs, according to an announcement from Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf. Roughly 80,000 sq.ft. of manufacturing space will either be added, replaced or repurposed in the $21 million investment.
AFS Corporate Member ASK Chemicals (Dublin, Ohio) has partnered with Alfred University (Alfred, New York) to participate in a Lean Six Sigma project to improve efficiencies and promote operational safety compliance.
The manufacturing statistics class, instructed by Amanda Jadwin, toured ASK Chemicals as part of the focus on Lean Six Sigma and how it can benefit industry. The class partnered with ASK Chemicals to participate in a Lean Six Sigma project that is looking to improve efficiencies as well as safety.
Nemak is a finalist for the upcoming PACE Awards, presented by Automotive News. Nemak was selected for its CPS casting process, and bringing "casting flexibilities to EVs." According to Automotive News, “Nemak is giving automakers greater design freedom to create electric drive units as more architectures go electric.
Tupy S.A., a Brazilian-based supplier of cast iron components, announced it agreed to purchase Fiat Chrysler’s global cast iron automotive components business, which is operated through FCA’s subsidiary Teksid S.p.A.
The transaction includes Teksid’s facilities in Brazil, Mexico, Poland and Portugal, plus Teksid’s interest in a joint venture in China, Teksid’s engineering office in Italy and the sales office in the U.S.