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American Steel Foundries to increase production, staff.

American Steel Foundries (ASF) has announced that it is increasing production at its Granite City, IL, plant and hiring 200 production workers to staff a second shift.

The 200 new workers are being phased in through mid-December 1990. Since resuming production in 1989, the Granite City plant has been operating one shift with 250 employees.

ASF president Norman A. Berg said the additional manufacturing capacity the result of continued improvement in the railroad products business.

"Orders for the construction of new freight cars have increased by almost 9% this year," he said. Also, a more heavily utilized freight car fleet and the need to keep it operating at optimum conditions have resulted in increased demand for freight car parts."

The plant manufactures cast steel railroad freight car side frames and bolsters, which form the trucks or undercarriages of railroad freight cars. ASF, a division of AMSTED Industries, also has plants in Alliance, OH; East Chicago, IN; and Hammond, IN.
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Title Annotation:Industry News
Publication:Modern Casting
Date:Nov 1, 1990
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