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AFS Staff Introduce Metalcasting to 5th and 6th Graders

Posted by Hill and Griffith Company on Wed, Feb 11, 2015 @ 07:24 PM

describe the imageThanks to the American Foundry Society Newsletter: February 11, 2015

The goal of GEMS events is to educate girls about careers in those fields and introduce them to female role models from the different industries. To demonstrate the basic concepts of metalcasting and what takes place in a metalcasting facility, AFS gave the popular Foundry-in-a-Box demonstration to the participants. Each participant got to pour their own metal casting to take home as a keepsake from their experience. Eight AFS employees - Laura Moreno, Sue Thomas, Laura Kasch, Valerie Stramaglia, Katie Matticks, Jennifer Head, Shelly Dutler and Jennifer Morton, - all helped facilitate the demonstrations at the 2015 GEMS conference at James B. Conant High School, Hoffman Estates, IL. Other GEMS presenters included women from the American Chemical Society, Kraft Foods, and Women Leaders in Action. Headquartered in Schaumburg, Ill., AFS is a not-for-profit technical and management society that has existed since 1896 to provide and promote knowledge and services that strengthen the metalcasting industry for the ultimate benefit of its customers and society.


Eighty-five fifth and sixth grade girls were given a metalcasting presentation on Feb. 7, as part of Illinois High School District 211’s Fifth Annual GEMS (Girls in Engineering, Math and Science) Conference.

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Light Vehicle Sales Update Means Business for Die Casting Industry

Posted by Hill and Griffith Company on Wed, Feb 04, 2015 @ 09:28 AM

Thanks to the NADCA Feb. 7, 2015 Newsletter



WardsAuto tracks light-vehicle (LV) deliveries throughout sales reporting day. Monthly year-over-year change represents the change in daily sales rate (DSR). January had 26 selling days this year and 25 in 2014, meaning DSR % change will be smaller than year-over-year comparisons of total sales volumes.

Led by strong gains in truck sales, U.S. automakers sold 1.149 million light vehicles in January, a 9.3% increase in daily sales (over 26 days) compared with year-ago (25 days). The resultant seasonally adjusted annual rate - roughly 16.55 million - was the industry's highest January SAAR since 2006. A 14.4% rise in daily sales of light trucks spurred the industry growth, as car sales rose just 3.7%. Light trucks accounted for 55% of LV sales in January, compared with 52.7% in January 2014. General Motors led all automakers, accounting for 17.7% of the month's LV sales, followed by Ford (15.2%) and Toyota (14.8%). Subaru recorded the largest year-over-year growth with a 28.3% increase in daily sales, while Volvo and Volkswagen registered industry-worst 3.8% DSR declines.


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