Articles: Industry News

A group of investors bought Sivyer Steel (Bettendorf, Iowa) out of bankruptcy.

According to local reports, the group bought Sivyer for $6.5 million in July. Sivyer will continue to operate under a new name, Sivyer Steel Castings LLC, and the 325,000 sq. ft. facility will be renovated and updated.

Ellwood Group announced it’s building an aluminum casting facility at its engineered castings location in Hubbard, Ohio. The investment is worth a reported $60 million.

According to reports, the facility will be a 70,000 sq. ft. expansion and will employ 34.

AFS Corporate Member Cadillac Casting (Cadillac, Michigan) is believed to have become the first company in America known to provide cryotherapy as a free employee benefit, helping its staff recover from the physical demands of working in an iron foundry.

The company provides unlimited access to its 400 employees and their spouses to sessions in an Impact Cryotherapy Cryosauna that is operated by Pine Grove Athletic Club (Cadillac, Michigan).

The American Foundry Society knows the importance of being at the cutting edge of technology.
As people toured the University of Louisville Rapid Prototyping Center, the murmurs and whispers were the same.
“They’ve got a pretty good layout here.”
“This is pretty nice.”
Monday’s tour was the unofficial beginning of the 2018 Additive Manufacturing

AFS Corporate Member Amsted Rail (Chicago) a provider of fully integrated freight car systems for the heavy haul rail market, has added a new, complete AFC-Holcroft UBH line to meet a growing need for additional heat treatment capacity.

Terves broke ground on a 12,000 sq. ft. expansion to its magnesium foundry.

Consolidated Precision Products Corp. (Cleveland), a manufacturer of components and sub-assemblies primarily for the commercial aerospace and defense markets, announced it has reached an agreement to acquire Selmet Inc. (Albany, Oregon).

Selmet is a manufacturer of titanium castings and machined components for the aerospace and defense industries. Founded in 1983, Selmet operates an investment casting foundry.

AFS Corporate Member Betz Industries (Grand Rapids, Michigan) is planning to invest $3.5 million to add a new 41,280 sq. ft. facility in Walker, Michigan, that would offer machining services. The gray and ductile iron caster produces castings for multiple industries.

According to a report from, the addition could add 15 new jobs and will allow the company to machine products instead of sub-contracting to other facilities.

AFS Corporate Member Waupaca Foundry (Waupaca, Wisconsin) was honored by Toyota Industrial Equipment Manufacturing with one of five available professional excellence awards. Waupaca is the first Tier II supplier to be honored with one of these awards.

Waupaca has supplied iron castings to TIEM since 2002. In 2017, Waupaca was contracted to produce 21 parts at its gray and ductile iron foundries in Waupaca and Marinette, Wisconsin, and Tell City, Indiana.