Waupaca Foundry Gets Toyota Award
Waupaca Foundry said it has earned one of the five available professional excellence awards from Toyota Industrial Equipment Manufacturing (TIEM), which builds forklifts in Indiana. The foundry said it is the first Tier 2 supplier to be recognized with the award. The foundry has supplied iron castings to TIEM since 2002 including hubs, drums, brackets, wheels and sheaves. In 2017, it received a contract to produce 21 parts at its gray and ductile iron foundries in Waupaca and Marinette, Wis., and Tell City, Ind.
Waupaca Foundry says supply chain fuels growth
Waupaca Foundry has put the Great Recession well into its rear view mirror as the plant here that makes iron castings for parts used in cars and trucks now employs a five-year high of 560 people. One company advantage executives cite is the use of a just-in-time supply chain that they say is unique in their industry and a cost-saver for the business.
Lightweighting Through Redesign Furthers Fuel Economy Goals
An automotive OEM diligently working to meet government-mandated fuel economy goals sought Waupaca Foundry to achieve its lightweighting objectives. The targeted component is a differential carrier in the powertrain on the company’s light duty trucks already in production.
Building for the Future
Waupaca Foundry earned the AFS Plant Engineering Award for its core room expansions at Plant 1 and 2/3. The award recognizes achievements in planning, installation, operation and maintenance of metalcasting equipment and processes. Click here to see this story as it appears in the October 2017 issue of Modern Casting
Waupaca Foundry Earns Ford Q1 Certification
Waupaca Foundry Plant Manager, Kenley Hansen (far left) and Quality Assurance Manager, Sylvia Chavez Tarlton (middle right) accept the Ford Q1 plaque in front on the newly-rasied Q1 flag. Also pictured are Ford Motor Company, Michelle Walker (middle left) and Ratan Ray (far right).
Defining Automation's Role in 'Future' Manufacturing
Are robots simply utilities in a wider web of digital design and production? Or, tools for operators to execute their programs? The debate is on.
Hurricanes Deliver Shock to Scrap Metal Market
After the string of ferocious hurricanes and an 8.2 magnitude earthquake in southern Mexico, the markets assume that the destruction will produce an abundance of scrap metal that it is ready for collection and recycling. These markets hope the result will be falling prices in expectation of an oversupply. The reality is quite different.
Waupaca Foundry among Top 16 for 'Coolest Thing Made In Wisconsin' contest
The contest has received nominations for products made in every corner of the state. Waupaca Foundry is the nation’s largest foundry and makes gray and ductile iron castings at four foundries located in Waupaca and Marinette. The iron casting supplier’s products are used in automobiles, agricultural machinery, construction equipment, heavy trucks, rail, oil and gas and other industrial sectors.
Air disc brakes likely to become most popular option, but drums 'will not go away'
Adoption rates for air disc brakes (ADB) have climbed more than 100 percent in the last five years and show no signs of slowing down with penetration reaching 10 percent in 2013 and expected to close this year at approximately 21 percent.
Waupaca Foundry receives awards for casting, engineering
Iron casting supplier, Waupaca Foundry earned Best in Class for a ductile iron suspension casting converted from aluminum that achieved one of the Detroit Big Three’s lightweighting objectives for a major automotive platform. “Our customers seek collaborative casting design and innovative materials solutions that add value to their products,” says CEO Mike Nikolai. “These industry awards confirm that our teams are delivering consistent, top-tier quality and service that leads the industry.”
Waupaca Foundry Named John Deere 'Partner' Supplier
Waupaca Foundry has earned recognition as a partner-level supplier for 2016 in the John Deere Achieving Excellence Program. The Partner-level status is Deere & Co.’s highest supplier rating. John Deere Supply Management created the program in 1991 to provide a supplier evaluation and feedback process that promotes continuous improvement.
Cut the weight, move more freight - Truck News
You may not be able to bring your semi-truck to the gym or a Zumba class to help it shed those extra pounds, but there are ways fleets can tip the scales in their favor and get their trucks to lose some weight so they can move more freight.