Industry News

Humtown Recognized as 2024 Manufacturing Leadership Awards Finalist

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. 

AMERICAN Cast Iron Pipe Selected for Federal Decarbonization Funding

AFS Corporate member AMERICAN Cast Iron Pipe Company’s “Right Way” Next Generation Melt Project is one of 33 projects selected for award negotiation by the U.S. Department of Energy’s Office of Clean Energy Demonstrations (OCED). In total, the selected projects are eligible to receive up to $6 billion to accelerate decarbonization projects and provide American manufacturers with a competitive advantage in the emerging clean energy economy.

Indiana Chamber Visits Plymouth Foundry

The President and CEO pf the Indiana Chamber of Commerce, Vanessa Green Sinders, visited Plymouth Foundry on April 16. The foundry’s president, Sam Schlosser (pictured with Green Sinders), is the third generation leader of the company. He has been a pivotal contributor to the Indiana Chamber through the years, said Green Sinders––“so pivotal, in fact, that our annual honor for volunteering is now called the Samuel C. Schlosser Volunteer of the Year Award,” she added. 

Superior Graphite Divests Desulco, X-Carb Business to Unimetal

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.

Georgia Southern to Build 20 Foundry in a Box Kits with FEF Grant

Georgia Southern University received the Foundry Educational Foundation overture grant to build 20 Foundry In A Box kits for high schools in the Statesboro region. The first kit was delivered to engineering teacher John Hendrix at Portal Middle High School. 

“The students really enjoyed it. I had several say they thought they wouldn’t like it but at the end they were telling me how fun it was,” said Hendrix.