New EPA Senior Counsel to Speak to Metalcasters at AFS Fly-In
AFS Fly-In attendees will hear from one of the new leaders at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) who is redirecting the agency's approach and setting the stage for a common-sense rebalancing of regulations and federal overreach.
Transportation Megatrends to Adopt by 2025
With the rise of e-commerce and consumer expectations transportation must be treated as a strategic element of the business plan and the end-to-end supply chain in order for companies to remain competitive in a digital economy. The report is available for download at http://bit.ly/2oQ21zo.
Accuride Acquires Wheel End Supplier KIC
Accuride has announced that it has reached an agreement to acquire wheel end component supplier KIC and some of its affiliated entities. Vancouver, Wash.-based KIC is the first company acquisition that Accuride has made since it was bought by private equity firm Crestview Partners. The KIC transaction is expected to close in the current quarter of 2017.
New look for downtown
The proposed redesign of Waupaca’s Main Street celebrates the city’s past, natural resources and industry. Gears are the focal point in the intersection of Main and Fulton streets, representing Waupaca Foundry.
If US trade with China is so unfair, why is GM the best-selling car there?
Will the world's two largest economies finally come to a fight over the price of cars? Ahead of a high-stakes summit with Chinese leader Xi Jinping, Donald Trump's White House has made clear that it isn't happy with China's high tariffs on imported American automobiles. These contribute, it says, to the US's total trade deficit with China,...
Trends in Trailer Suspensions
Somebody could probably build the lightest, most durable, gold-plated trailer suspension ever seen, but in all likelihood nobody would buy it. While light and durable are desirable attributes in a suspension, most fleets could do without the gold-plated part — unless they could justify it in some specific niche application.
Setting itself apart
Waupaca Foundry recently recognized as the nation’s first metal caster to receive ISO 50001 Energy Management System Certification, as well as a $100,000 incentive from Wisconsin’s Focus on Energy program thanks to energy conservation initiatives at its gray iron foundry on Division Street in Waupaca.
Waupaca Foundry donates certified OSHA 10 training to community
At Waupaca Foundry our commitment to safety doesn’t stop when the work day ends—we also invest in building a safe workforce outside of our iron casting manufacturing and machining plants. Program participants of The Refuge, in Cleveland, Tennessee recently got some needed job training thanks to team members at our Etowah, Tenn. ductile iron casting foundry. Gordon Michaud, who is a maintenance department training coordinator, volunteered his time to teach OSHA 10 classes to program participants through partnership with OneSource Workforce Development of Cleveland State Community College.
How Manufacturing Risks Will Affect Global Supply Chain
The ‘manufacturing risk index’, a research report released on March 8, 2017 by Cushman & Wakefield, assessed how political, economic, technological and environmental risks are managed during site selection process. The report contains an Established Index, which ranks the 30 largest countries by manufacturing output, and a Pioneering Index, which measures the attractiveness on less mature markets where manufacturers are seeking lower operating costs.