How Manufacturers are Tackling the Skills Gap
Manufacturing executives have been losing sleep over the worker shortage for a few years. The situation only continues to accelerate, however. Today, the worker deficit has begun hitting companies squarely in the bottom line --during the first quarter of 2019 more than 25% manufacturers had to turn down new business opportunities due to a lack of workers, according to a report from the National Association of Manufacturers (NAM).
Visit Waupaca Foundry at CastExpo '19
Hundreds of exhibitors and thousands of attendees will converge at the Georgia World Congress Center on April 27-30 for CastExpo hosted by American Foundry Society & Metalcasting Congress. Waupaca Foundry, the industry’s leading iron casting supplier, is proud to be an exhibitor, booth #431.
Waupaca Foundry named large business of the year
The Waupaca Area Chamber of Commerce named Waupaca Foundry, a Hitachi Metals group company, the 2018 Large Business of the Year. The chamber recognized the iron casting component supplier for its business practices and commitment to the community.
Nine Green Sand Facts to Know | Metal Casting Design & Purchasing
The green sand casting process is the most widely-used process for casting ferrous and nonferrous metals. The process has evolved from a manually intensive operation to a highly mechanized and fully automated process that can produce more than 300 molds per hour. When sourcing a casting supplier, there are several facts to remember about green sand.
Trusted Iron Casting Component Supplier for Trailer
Waupaca is a trusted supplier of Class 8 commercial vehicle trailer components. You will find Waupaca Foundry iron castings, machined and assembled, on flatb...
Jasper Engines & Transmissions, Waupaca Foundry in Tell City and Perry Central Junior-Senior High School join forces to offer Work-based Learning - Southwest Indiana Chamber
Jasper Engines & Transmissions, Waupaca Foundry in Tell City and Perry Central Junior-Senior High School join forces to offer Work-based Learning
Red Cross, Tell City Fire Department team up for "Sound the Alarm" installing free smoke alarms
The American Red Cross is partnering with the Tell City Fire Department and Waupaca Foundry to help "Sound the Alarm", providing home fire prevention education and installing free smoke alarms. This event will be held on Saturday, February 2, 2019 between 9 a.m. and 1 p.m. It will involve door-to-door canvassing, starting in the neighborhood where a fire killed three children.
The Trade War Is a Farce
As the World Economic Forum (WEF) annual meeting continues in Davos, Switzerland, this week, discussions around global trade, the future of advanced manufacturing, and the Fourth Industrial Revolution are at an all-time high. In particular, the popular news media has been making a daily diet talking about the U.S. trade war with China. Unfortunately, they are missing the real story: the potentially profound effects of reshoring on U.S. manufacturing and on the widening skills gap.
Caring for workers
With health insurance one of an employer's top costs — if not the top cost — businesses are constantly on the lookout for ways to save money. For some businesses, the answer may seem counterintuitive — expanding their medical offerings available through onsite employee clinics. During a recent three-month span, the Kimberly Area School District estimates it saved more than $30,000 — or 53 percent — in health care costs with employees using the district's clinic instead of them seeing their regular health providers, says Dawn Ludwig, director of human resources for KASD.
OSHA publishes crystalline silica Frequently Asked Questions for general industry
On Jan. 22, 2019, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) released a set of Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) concernig the agency's final rule regulating occupational exposure to respirable crystalline silica in general industry. For months, the American Foundry Society and National Association of Manufacturers have been working directly with the agency to craft these FAQs to provide metalcasters with additional guidance on key areas of the silica standard's requirements.
Jake Roloff, a decorated U.S. Marine veteran, transitioned from military service to working in the molding department at Waupaca Foundry's gray iron foundry in Waupaca. Veterans and active-duty military personnel make up 10 percent of the company's workforce.
Wreaths for Veterans This Christmas
The holidays are a time about giving, and for the last four years, Chloe Heisler has spent her holiday season raising money to assure no grave in the Central Wisconsin Veterans Memorial Cemetery (CWVMC) at the Wisconsin Veterans Home in King goes wreathless.