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Chinese foundry goes green

02 Nov 16
A new foundry being built in China is to include the latest environmental and ‘green’ technology including a thermal reclamation plant for alkaline phenolic - believed to be the first...

Takeover of Belgium foundry

02 Nov 16
Effective 2nd February 2016, DIHAG Holding together with Dutch company Royal IHC, took over the Belgian steel and iron foundry Allard-Europe NV. DIHAG Holding based in Essen, Germany, and Royal...

Defending the UK steel industry

02 Nov 16
Cook Defence Systems Ltd has been awarded a major £70m contract to support the British Army’s armoured vehicles. The four-year deal with The Ministry of Defence (MoD) secures 110 jobs...

AFS finalises CEO transition plan

02 Nov 16
The American Foundry Society (AFS) has appointed Doug Kurkul to be its new CEO effective 1st May 2016 following a period of transition with current CEO Jerry Call. In 2015, Call announced he would be...

New president for Italian foundry association

02 Nov 16
Piero Starita is the new president of Amafond, the Italian national foundry association which brings together suppliers of machines, products and services for the foundry sector. Starita is the...

A great loss

02 Nov 16
The World Foundry Organization (WFO) has announced the death of former president and current Executive Board member Prof Itsuo Ohnaka. Prof Ohnaka was a leading academic specialising in simulation...

US foundry adds melting capacity

02 Nov 16
Quaker City Castings of Salem, Ohio, USA has installed a new 2,200kg Ajax Tocco induction melting furnace. The new furnace will increase the company’s overall metal melting capacity, allowing...

Surface preparation company under new ownership

02 Nov 16
The Pangborn Group, a global leader in surface preparation solutions, is now in the ownership of United Generations, LLC (UG). Led by owner Doug Basler and headquartered in Waukegan, Illinois, USA,...

Bonds acquires Sheffield steel foundry

02 Nov 16
Bondshold Ltd has acquired Darwins Holdings Ltd of Sheffield from Sterling Fluid Systems UK Group Ltd. Darwins is an established steel foundry and a competitor of Bonds. Recently it came under the...