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Students tour metalcasting facility as part of Western Michigan Chapter meeting.

The AFS Western Michigan Chapter hosted student night on Feb. 6, where students in Muskegon, Mich., were given a glimpse of the metalcasting industry with a tour of the Compass Technology Group, Fruitport, Mich. Before the tour, Andy Scherf, purchasing manager for CTC and AFS member, told tour members about the industry.

"When you look at careers in the metalcasting industry, you look at all the engineering, accounting, manufacturing jobs," he said. "Many types of work can be found within the industry."

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After seeing the metalcasting facility, students were given a tour of the Muskegon Community College, Muskegon, Mich., industrial materials laboratory. The room included a furnace for making metal castings, as well as a plastic molding machine and a kiln for ceramics, among other equipment.

"The point of bringing students to see the inner workings of a [metalcasting facility] is to get them interested in the industry itself," Scherf said after the tour.

Adopted from an article by Jordan Travis, Grand Haven Tribune, Grand Haven, Mich.
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Title Annotation:AFS/CMI NEWS
Publication:Modern Casting
Date:Mar 1, 2011
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