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.
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 Iron Casting Finishing Photo Earns Advertising Award
An exceptional photograph that captures foundry employees at work was recently honored with a Best of Show Award at the local American Advertising Awards (ADDYs) ceremony in February. The photo was taken by photographer Michael Leschisin of Image Studios, a commercial photography and video production company in Appleton, Wisconsin. The photo, used to support the iron casting supplier’s marketing efforts, captured top honors from the AAF-Fox River Ad Club.
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).
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.
Foundry wins national awards
Waupaca Foundry returned from the 2017 Metalcasting Congress held in Milwaukee on April 25-27 with several national awards. Individuals receiving awards from the American Foundry Society were retired CEO Gary Gigante and Greg Miskinis, director of research and process development at the foundry. Waupaca Foundry also earned the Plant Engineering Award and the Best in Class Casting Award.
Gigante, Miskinis Honored With Industry Awards at AFS Metalcasting Congress
The annual AFS award winners have been announced by the AFS Board of Awards for presentation at Metalcasting Congress in Milwaukee, April 25-27. Retired CEO Gary M. Gigante received the Peter L. Simpson Gold Medal for long-term contributions to the sustainability of the metalcasting industry through environmental stewardship, technological advances, and the development of people in the industry. He was endorsed for the award by Waupaca Foundry suppliers, customers, employees, educational partners, industry peers, and past award winners. Waupaca Foundry Director of Research and Process Development Gregory Miskinis received the Award of Scientific Merit for major contributions to the metalcasting industry through industrial research, mentoring newcomers to the industry, and service to the Northeastern Wisconsin chapter of AFS. Greg formally accepted the 2017 award on April 27 at the 121st Metalcasting Congress president's luncheon and annual business meeting.
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.”
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 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.