Source: Waupaca Foundry announcement
WAUPACA, Wisc. — Waupaca Foundry will idle melt, molding and core room production and continue iron casting processing operations at its Etowah, Tenn. facility. Parts will transfer to Hitachi Metals, Ltd. operations, as well as to Waupaca Foundry plants located in Marinette, Wisc. and Tell City, Ind. The production shift aligns manufacturing efficiencies with market demand.
“Our responsibility to our customers and our team members rests on our long-term sustainability,” said Waupaca Foundry President, COO and CEO Mike Nikolai. “We will continue to supply the high-quality cast and machined components and service that Waupaca is known for in the market.”
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The company is the leading supplier of cast and machined iron components for automotive, off-highway, commercial vehicle, and other industrial markets. Waupaca operates four iron foundries with 1.4 million tons of capacity, as well as machining and casting finishing operations in the United States. The supplier has operated the ductile iron foundry in Etowah, Tenn. since 2001.
About Waupaca Foundry, Inc.
Waupaca Foundry, Inc., North America’s leading supplier of iron castings to the automotive, commercial vehicle, agriculture, construction, and industrial markets, produces gray iron castings, ductile iron castings, HNM™ series high-strength ductile iron, and austempered ductile iron castings using state of-the-art processes and technology. The manufacturer also specializes in precision machining and assembly. The company is Headquartered in Waupaca, Wisc. and operates seven iron foundries located Waupaca, Marinette, Wisc., Tell City, Ind., Etowah, Tenn., and Lawrenceville, Penn. The company operates machining and assembly in Waupaca and Effingham, Ill.
About Hitachi Metals, Ltd.
Hitachi Metals, Ltd., (TSE: 5486), headquartered in Tokyo, with consolidated revenue totaling 762 billion yen in fiscal 2020 (ended March 31, 2021). The company manufactures and markets a diverse portfolio of specialty steel products, functional components and equipment, magnetic materials and applications / power electronics, wires, cables, and related products.