January 2022

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EDITORIAL: The Importance of Advocacy
D. Kurkul
WASHINGTON ALERT: New Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act Revives Excise Taxes on Over 40 Chemicals
S. Salmon
AFS RESEARCH: AFS-Funded Research Update
SMART ENERGY: What's Causing Volatility in the Markets?
D. Pangborn
COLLEGE CONNECTION: Clancey Receives E.J. Walsh Award at College Industry Conference
P. Lechner
Indomitable Decatur Foundry: A Midwest iron foundry used a devastating fire as an opportunity to improve efficiency and add capacity.
S. Wetzel
Industry Outlook: Strong Sales Expected: U.S. casting sales are expected to have another strong year, coming off an 18.1% increase in 2021.
Modern Casting Staff
Making Things That Matter: A foundry and a machine shop teamed up to solve an 80-year-old part design mystery and creatively remake four castings for a power company’s historic, hydroelectric dam.
K. Phelan
Navigating the Steps to a New Alloy: Adding a new material to your foundry’s capabilities can open new markets, but the process takes time and technical expertise.
M. Porfilio and T. Roberts
Leaders to Be Honored at CastExpo 2022: AFS has announced this year’s recipients of the AFS Gold Medal, Scientific Merits, and Service Citations.
Modern Casting Staff
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