January 2021

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EDITORIAL: Labor Shortages Remain a Challenge
Doug Kurkul
WASHINGTON ALERT: EEOC Issues COVID-19 Vaccine Guidance
Stephanie Salmon
COLLEGE CONNECTION: Different Format, Same Results
Pam Lechner
Grinding Halt: Applying ingenuity and firm resolve, Clow Valve’s Midwest brass and iron foundry took action to reduce injury and cost––by significantly reducing its volume of grinding.
Kim Phelan
U.S. Metalcasting Industry Outlook: After a year of COVID-19-related setbacks, the forecasted metalcasting industry revenue growth rate for the next five years is 7.5% per year.
A Modern Casting Staff Report
Census of World Casting Production: Worldwide casting production decreased by 2.7% from 2018 to 2019.
A Modern Casting Staff Report
Controlling Combustible Dust: One company’s approach to identifying, assessing and controlling combustible dust.
Carlos Robinson
The Pandemic Economy: Foundries may be struggling in uncharted waters during this economic downturn, but with proper management and planning, they can recover.
Bob Pilhacek and Michael Wise
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