Waupaca Foundry lightweight ductile iron knuckle increases suspension strength
The Honda Ridgeline receives a unibody revolution and its suspension components have been beefed up. Even its steering knuckle, made by Waupaca Foundry in Lawrenceville, Penn. is stronger than it's Honda Pilot counterpart, but nearly as light. The article nods to Hitachi Metals HNM Series high-strength ductile, which allows components to be lighter weight while also more durable. As a result of the redesigned knuckle, the Honda Ridgeline front and rear suspension is 17% and 31% stronger, respectively.
FEF establishes first-ever endowed faculty chair at UW-Plateville
Brian Lewis is the Executive Director of the Foundry Educational Foundation, an organization established in 1947 that strengthens the metalcasting industry by fostering partnerships between educational institutions and industry to ensure today’s students are tomorrow’s leaders.
Waupaca Foundry at the heart of a community
A University of Wisconsin Madison education can be a powerful thing. For Michael Nikolai, it was the inroad into a company that he now heads as CEO. Waupaca Foundry has had a powerful impact on Wisconsin and the immediate community. The foundry employs more than 1,300 Waupaca County residents, contributing $82.5 million in wages and an additional $307 million to the county's economy. Waupaca Foundry is responsible for 10.4 percent of total income and 9.9 percent of total sales in Waupaca County.
What is “Manufacturing Day” you ask?
Manufacturing Day is a celebration of modern manufacturing meant to inspire the next generation of manufacturers. Although Manufacturing Day officially occurs on the first Friday in October - this year is Oct 7, 2016 - any day can be a Manufacturing Day.
Visit Waupaca Foundry at IZB 2016 Booth 4203 Hall 4
Waupaca Foundry and Hitachi Metals will join Volkswagen, other OEM’s and 750 Tier suppliers at IZB 2016 October 18 – 20. IZB 2016 is being held at the AutoBook International Pavilion located next to the global Volkswagen Headquarters in Wolfsburg, Germany. Stop by and talk to Waupaca Foundry’s Carsten Behrensmeier and James Newsome at IZB 2016 Booth 4203 in Hall 4 to discuss your next project.
Visit Waupaca Foundry at the 2016 InnoTrans Technology Fair
InnoTrans, the world’s leading transport technology fair, is set to attract more than 135,000 visitors from 55 countries to Berlin in September 2016. Waupaca Foundry, Inc. is on track to showcase our portfolio of gray iron and ductile iron castings for use by passenger and freight car component manufacturers. Join or follow us in Berlin as we discuss our advanced manufacturing technology, consistent high quality, and continuous cost conscience methodology with OEM’s and Tier 1 Suppliers to the rail industry.
Foundry in a Box Sparks Interest in Manufacturing Jobs
When a young person says “I want to be a firefighter when I grow up,” there’s a clear visual image of that career. But when a young person is told “you could have a career as a quality engineer,” there’s no reference point. But Waupaca Foundry is working to change the image of tomorrow’s industrial careers.
Chamber of Commerce Recognizes Waupaca Foundry's commitment to community; Names Foundry 2016 Business of The Year
At its 15th annual awards banquet, Perry County Chamber of Commerce awarded Waupaca Foundry in Tell City, Indiana the 2016 Large Business of the Year. The gray iron and ductile iron foundry was recognized for its business practices and contributions to the community. The Chamber cited Waupaca Foundry’s commitment to the community, including its financial and in-kind support to public and technical schools, as well as countless local charities, events and fundraisers benefiting the enrichment of Perry County residents and businesses alike. Recent, major initiatives include civic collaboration to establish the County’s second helipad and Perry Childcare.
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.
Stiff Duties Expected on Driveline Components from China and Canada
The Department of Commerce and International Trade Commission suspect driveline components exported from China and Canada to the US are sold at prices below fair market value or are being subsidized by a foreign “authority”. However, a new anti-dumping or countervailing duty rule could change that. Preliminary findings of investigations by the Department of Commerce into subsidies and dumping allegations indicate that duties could soon be imposed on iron castings from these two countries.
Waupaca Foundry Announces Key Strategic Initiatives For Global Growth Following Merger
On April 1, 2016 the merger of Waupaca Foundry and Hitachi Metals Automotive Components USA (HMAC) was finalized. The merger solidifies Waupaca Foundry’s vision to increase revenue and profitability while maintaining diversity across markets and sectors.