Articles: Industry News

AFS Corporate Member Wisconsin Aluminum Foundry (WAF) has acquired ATEK Metal Technologies of New Hampton, Iowa. The acquisition expands WAF’s current operations while deepening its reach into key markets including motorsports, transportation, agriculture and the medical industry.

AFS Corporate Member General Motors recognized RYOBI DIE CASTING (USA), Inc. as a Supplier of the Year for 2023. GM recently celebrated honorees at the 32nd annual Supplier of the Year event in Miami, Florida. 

In total, 86 suppliers were recognized with a Supplier of the Year award, and an additional eight Overdrive Awards were handed to suppliers who far exceeded expectations.  This is the fifth consecutive year RYOBI has received the award. 

AFS Corporate Member McWane Ductile has completed a new section casting and annealing operations building at its Coshocton, Ohio, facility. 

Aimed at meeting the increasing demand for ductile iron utility poles, the concept and scope of the project began over two years ago.

AFS Corporate Member Waupaca Foundry Inc. was one of 14 companies nationwide recognized for its outstanding, industry-leading accomplishments in decarbonization, energy and water efficiency, or waste at an individual facility. The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Better Building Initiative’s Better Plant recipients were announced at the annual Better Buildings, Better Plants Summit on April 3. This is Waupaca Foundry’s third time to receive the honor.

DISA Group, a Norican technology, proudly announces the reappointment of seasoned industry expert and Sales Director of DISA North America, Sandra Calabrese to th

The National Association of Manufacturers (NAM) announced Humtown as the winner of the 2024 Manufacturing Leadership Award in the category for Transformational Business Cultures for their proprietary Industrial Athlete Operating System™. 

The Manufacturing Leadership Awards, hosted by NAM, the largest manufacturing association in the United States, celebrated Humtown alongside other industry leaders such as Intel, IBM, Cisco Systems, Whirlpool, and General Motors across eleven categories. 

AFS Corporate Member Superior Graphite has reached an agreement with Unimetal to divest its recarburizer business.

Unimetal will take over the Desulco trademark, the X-Carb brand, and commercial operations, using the Superior Graphite Heat Treatment process. 

“These products will perfectly fit into our portfolio for metallurgical applications”, says Alan Yung, CEO of Unimetal.

The Manufacturing Leadership Council announced AFS Corporate Member Humtown is among the finalists in the 2024 Manufacturing Leadership Awards for their outstanding achievements in the Transformational Business Cultures Category.  

“This is the team of finalists who is leading us all into a new and better direction in the manufacturing future,” said Humtown President Mark Lamoncha. 

Waupaca Foundry Plant 4, a ductile iron foundry located in Marinette, Wisconsin, installed two new heavy-duty Magaldi Superbelt conveyor systems designed to improve downtime by as much as 60%. The company says it anticipates a two-year return on investment due to reduced maintenance and energy costs along with significantly reduced silica dust and noise pollution.

AFS Corporate Member Grede received the 2024 ENERGY STAR Partner of the Year Award, which honors a select group of businesses and organizations that have made outstanding contributions to energy efficiency and the transition to a clean energy economy.  Winners are selected from a network of thousands of ENERGY STAR partners.