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.
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.
AFS Strongly Supports House Letter to President Trump Underscoring Concerns with OSHA's Burdensome Silica Rule
The silica letter, which garnered the support of over 80 House lawmakers, highlights their deep concerns with the regulatory burdens of OSHA’s silica rule on businesses in their states including, foundries, construction, brick manufacturers, the maritime industry, and many more.
Green Means Lean
Foundries have been making new metal objects from remelting old ones for centuries, making metal casters some of the worlds first recycles. Old and discarded products such as electronic appliances, manhole covers, tin cans, cars and shopping trolleys are not seen as rubbish by foundries, but as raw materials. Today foundries in many countries convert this unwanted scrap metal and recycle it into valuable products such as engine blocks, golf clubs, aluminum wheels and a cornucopia of other essential products.
FOX News Stephen Hayes to Keynote 2017 AFS Government Affairs Conference
The Government Affairs fly-In, held annually by AFS, is the premier legislative conference for metalcasters to come together as an industry and speak with one voice in the corridors of power in the nation’s capital about the need for public policies conducive to a strong manufacturing economy. Attendees will gain unique insights to the new Washington environment from this highly accomplished journalist and other expert speakers. Washington, DC.
Waupaca Foundry earns energy certification
Waupaca Foundry has received an accredited International Organization for Standardization (ISO) certification and a $100,000 incentive from the state's Focus on Energy program. The company, which produces gray iron, ductile iron and austempered ductile iron castings, said it's the first metalcaster in the country to receive the ISO 50001 Energy Management System certification.
White House temporarily freezes EPA grants, contracts, report says
President Donald Trump's administration has asked the Environmental Protection Agency to temporarily halt all contracts, grants and interagency agreements pending a review, sources told Reuters. Trump has promised to slash U.S. environmental regulation as a way to promote oil drilling and mining. An administration official told Reuters the president would sign two executive actions on Tuesday to advance construction of the Keystone XL and Dakota Access pipelines, a sharp reversal from the Obama administration.
Waupaca Foundry & AFS present Eagle Award to Senator Toomey
Waupaca Foundry’s Joey Leonard assisted the American Foundry Society (AFS) Pennsylvania contingent by awarding the Metalcasting Industry Eagle Award to United States Senator, Pat Toomey (R-PA). This award is presented annually to lawmakers who support policies in Congress that enhance the ability of U.S. foundries to create jobs and innovate, as well as those who fight back against burdensome and costly regulations that hinder metalcasting industry growth. The annual event hosted by AFS was held at its Government Affairs Conference in Washington, D.C. on May 18, 2016.
Accelerate Energy Productivity 2030
Waupaca Foundry has accepted and supports the goal of doubling U.S. energy productivity by 2030. Unlike the Better Buildings Challenge, which focused primarily on private sector industrial and commercial firms, Accelerate Energy Productivity 2030 calls to arms all energy consumers, including federal, state and local governments, industrial and commercial businesses, utilities, higher education institutions, households and individuals.
Brighter Energy Future For Etowah Foundry
Waupaca Foundry received a $400,000 incentive from Etowah Utilities for an energy conservation program managed by Tennessee Valley Authority. The ductile iron foundry in Etowah, Tennessee replaced 75% of lighting fixtures with energy-saving LED fixtures making it the largest lighting upgrade for the foundry.
Waupaca Foundry gets $400,000 in energy incentives | Times Free Press
ETOWAH, Tenn. -- Four years after Waupaca Foundry Inc., reopened its automotive castings plant here, the 560 employees who stamp out thousands of automotive parts every day are operating quite literally in a brighter environment. Over the past four months, 1,016 metal halide and T12 light fixtures were replaced with brighter, and more energy-efficient LED lights. The changeover cost more than $750,000. But the new lights are projected to yield an annual energy savings of more than 4.6 million kilowatthours worth $232,385 a year.
Etowah plant earns energy incentives for lighting upgrades
Our Etowah plant is brighter and more energy efficient thanks to a lighting upgrade for the foundry. On August 19,2015, plant leaders received a $399,830 incentive check from Etowah Utilities for replacing 75% of lighting fixtures in office and plant locations with energy-saving LED fixtures. Representatives from Etowah Utilities and Tennessee Valley Authority were on hand for the check presentation at the Etowah plant.