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Gartland Foundry takes lead in compressing leadtimes: with steady reinvestment and a customer-driven culture, this century-old iron foundry is reinventing itself in a niche of quick, as-needed deliveries--in as little as 5 days. Oct 1, 2003 2771
You can leave the foundry ... ... but it can't leave you. Editorial Sep 1, 2003 542
New dualtech foundry to compete in speed business: a look inside the year-old Dualtech prototype casting operation reveals the culture needed to compete in a business focused on speed and service. Sep 1, 2003 2085
Tomorrow's victory is today's battle. (Editorial). Editorial Jul 1, 2003 741
Mission accomplished: advancement in military castings. (Casting Market Focus). Jul 1, 2003 2923
Yes, technology still matters. (Editorial). May 1, 2003 651
The power of Six Sigma. (Novel Solutions). May 1, 2003 528
Survey reveals routes for attracting casting business, spending: AFS 2003 marketing Benchmarking Survey. (The Market-Driven Foundry: Part III). Apr 1, 2003 3280
Railroad equipment. (Casting Market Focus). Mar 1, 2003 1842
Chills: solidification trickery. (Casting Facts). Feb 1, 2003 731
Built to last: successful habits of visionary companies. (Novel Solutions). Book Review Jan 1, 2003 485
Different worlds, same objectives. (Editorial). Editorial Dec 1, 2002 712
AFS Foundry Executive Conference delves into achieving Life-Business balance in organizations. (Metalcasting Associations). Nov 1, 2002 546
Oil field equipment & machinery. (Casting Market Focus). Nov 1, 2002 1579
All I Need to Know About Manufacturing I Learned in Joe's Garage. (Novel Solutions). Book Review Sep 1, 2002 447
Following the lead of Alex Rogo. (Novel Solutions). Book Review Jul 1, 2002 741
Aircraft/Aerospace. (Casting Market Focus). Jun 1, 2002 1979
The hard pill: our costs are the enemy. (Editorial). Brief Article May 1, 2002 728
Results show 'snapshot' of casting industry cost structure: AFS 2001 Confidential Operational Cost Survey. (Executive Memorandum). Industry Overview Apr 1, 2002 2490
Frank DeMeo: Bringing an 'outside' business acumen to foundry management. (Industry Faces). Mar 1, 2002 1627
Agricultural equipment. (Casting Market Focus). Statistical Data Included Feb 1, 2002 2104
CISA's 2001 business meeting draws 79 to prepare for vital year of 'Healthy Economic Expansion'. (Metalcasting Associations). Brief Article Jan 1, 2002 522
AFS Midwest Regional Draws Nearly 300 Metalcasting Industry Officals to Cleveland in October. (Metalcasting Associations). Brief Article Dec 1, 2001 256
Change: A Way of Life at Modern Casting: There are big changes in this month's issue, but they're just one example of many steps in the magazine's natural evolution since the 'Summer of '38.'. Brief Article Dec 1, 2001 910
CISA Meeting Examines Nation's Economy, Politics. Brief Article Sep 1, 2001 693
Moving Beyond Borders, Manifolds. Company Profile Aug 1, 2001 3718
CISA Meeting Focuses on Current Business Climate, Supplier Needs/Expectations. May 1, 2001 991
Ford's Powertrain Director Speaks at AFS Detroit Chapter's 'Management Night'. Brief Article Mar 1, 2001 378
Marketing in Changing Times. Feb 1, 2001 1849
Lost Foam Casting. Industry Overview Nov 1, 2000 1948
Execs Hone Change-Agent Skills. Statistical Data Included Nov 1, 2000 1186
Niagara Bronze's Adoption of a Cask Metal 'Problem Child'. Oct 1, 2000 2248
Ford Unveils Cleveland Aluminum Casting Plant. Sep 1, 2000 1821
Coreless Induction Melting of Iron. Mar 1, 2000 1943
A Look Back at the 20th century. Feb 1, 2000 1936
CISA Speakers Examine 2000 Economic Forecast, Regulatory Outlook. Brief Article Jan 1, 2000 667
Execs Meet to Build Leadership Skills. Dec 1, 1999 696
CISA Meeting Examines Global Factors, Reinventing `Companies to be Outside-In'. Brief Article Nov 1, 1999 671
Eastern U.S. Foundrymen Gather to Battle Production Problems. Nov 1, 1999 659
Identifying casting's challenges. Sep 1, 1999 3061
GIFA's optimism, concern. Editorial Aug 1, 1999 815
Arrowcast mobilizes itself for next millenium. Aug 1, 1999 3351
Waupaca Tell City: a model for the 21st century foundry. Jun 1, 1999 3304
Carl Loper's legacy: development of industry talent through research. May 1, 1999 1800
A 'Dear casting supplier' letter. Editorial Mar 1, 1999 771
Enlist a casting 'champion.'. Editorial Dec 1, 1998 786
Latest production technology to be showcased at GIFA '99. Dec 1, 1998 557
Ductile iron's history belongs to the U.S. foundry industry. Editorial Oct 1, 1998 769
The ductile iron honor roll. Cover Story Oct 1, 1998 5128
DIS advances ductile iron research and services through the years. Cover Story Oct 1, 1998 3565
ACP: Ward manufacturing's new state-of-the-art foundry. Aug 1, 1998 3267
Compress your operation. Editorial Jul 1, 1998 775
Consolidations reshaping foundry equipment business. Jul 1, 1998 3731
Trading places: another view. Jun 1, 1998 804
Golden Casting embarks on new era. Jun 1, 1998 2528
Dumbing ourselves down? Editorial Apr 1, 1998 777
Foundries pay freedoms's price, too. Editorial Mar 1, 1998 799
Intermet's Wagner plant redefines - and redesigns - traditional foundry role. Mar 1, 1998 3096
Steel founders share knowledge for improved production. Feb 1, 1998 657
Global insight gained at gathering. Jan 1, 1998 665
Skills assessment: what training do your foundry workers need? Sep 1, 1997 2618
Alamo Iron Works' Texas-style resiliency. Company Profile Jul 1, 1997 2416
Producers look to optimize process. Jan 1, 1997 808
Designers gain insight on process. Jan 1, 1997 825
The 'human-capital' investment. Editorial Nov 1, 1996 719
Smart managing of aluminum price risk emphasized at smelter's seminar. Nov 1, 1996 594
Bremen Castings adds machining & ductile iron in nine months. Oct 1, 1996 2859
Southern Aluminum's evolution to full service automotive supplier. Sep 1, 1996 2662
Cores, molds, pours & slag-offs: two days at Navistar-Waukesha. Sep 1, 1996 3034
What these casting purchasers want from you! May 1, 1996 2622
Wisconsin group examines new techniques, basic methods. Apr 1, 1996 605
The report card blues.... (and bringing up the grade). Editorial Mar 1, 1996 713
Once-struggling PSU metalcasting program turns corner, regains foothold. Mar 1, 1996 862
Is business getting ISO'd out? Editorial Feb 1, 1996 667
Evolution of Nemak: a 'world class' foundry. Cover Story Dec 1, 1995 2660
Calhoun Foundry plants seeds to secure its tomorrow. Company Profile Dec 1, 1995 1466
Design issues and process understanding dominate meeting. Dec 1, 1995 627
"New Bodine" comes of age. Jul 1, 1995 2929
Talkin' modernization. Jul 1, 1995 4096
Executives examine innovations in capacity, customer relations. Jul 1, 1995 1481
Industry is positioning itself for gains in nation's capitol. Cover Story May 1, 1995 3021
Will: 'values, ideas and behavior.' (conservative journalist George F. Will speaks before foundrymen) May 1, 1995 804
Voices from the V-Process. May 1, 1995 996
Metalcasters look to secure best opportunity from busy climate. Apr 1, 1995 629
Talking marketing ... 'Steele style.' (interview with marketing expert Jack Steele) (Interview) Interview Mar 1, 1995 2388
Foundries aim to add value to workers, improve relations. Mar 1, 1995 680
Growth through acquisitions: Citation's unique structure pays. Company Profile Jan 1, 1995 3426
Changing industry requires careful recruiting. Industry Overview Jan 1, 1995 1731
The 'life' of a casting salesman. Dec 1, 1994 2727
Foundries prepare for Clean Air Act's Title V showdown. Nov 1, 1994 969
Market for nonferrous foundry ingot remains volatile. Oct 1, 1994 1784
Putting sand reclamation to the test at General Motors. Cover Story Aug 1, 1994 1749
Foundry technology goes global at GIFA 94. Aug 1, 1994 4218
Beyond borders: the challenge of Canadian foundrymen. Panel Discussion Jul 1, 1994 4057
Industry future hinges on effective sales and marketing. Jul 1, 1994 1465
Texans examine aluminum. Jun 1, 1994 695
Metalcasters storm Capitol Hill. May 1, 1994 2461
Navistar's foundries are taking quality personally. Mar 1, 1994 3287
Chills: solidification trickery. Feb 1, 1994 729
Expendable pattern casting: state of the process. Jan 1, 1994 2223

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