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Advanced Registration for the Die Casting Congress & Tabletop Closes August 31th

Posted by Hill and Griffith Company on Thu, Aug 29, 2013 @ 10:13 PM

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We're looking forward to seeing you at the Die Casting Congress and Tabletop September 16-18, 2013, at the Kentucky International Convention Center in Louisville, KY. Come by Hill and Griffith's Booth 315 to learn the latest technology, ongoing research and die casting, squeeze casting and permanent mold-release techniques that will enhance your competitiveness.

Advanced discounted registration ends August 31, so register today!

This event will feature three days of Congress sessions, technical and management presentations that will be given by experts from around the world. These presentations will expose metalcasters to the latest technology, ongoing research and successful management tools that will assist companies in enhancing their competitiveness.

In addition to the Congress sessions, this exposition will feature the International Die Casting Design Competition, the Design Competition Luncheon and the Die Casting Industry Luncheon.

The Die Casting Congress & Tabletop is an exclusive event to the die casting industry and its suppliers. For more information or to register please click here.

The Hill and Griffith Company is known for our hands on approach. Let us visit your plant and recommend products that exceeds your needs.

Bulletins and Technical Papers for Metal Casting Products

Tags: Metal Casting, Die Casting Congress, Conference, Tradeshow

Kawasaki Names Waupaca Foundry Supplier of the Year

Posted by Hill and Griffith Company on Tue, Aug 20, 2013 @ 01:50 PM

July 19, 2013, MODERN CASTING

Kawasaki Motors Manufacturing Corp., U.S.A. (KMM), Maryville, Mo., named Waupaca Foundry Inc., Waupaca, Wis., its 2012 Supplier of the Year.

Waupaca Foundry

“This award recognizes the company that is the best at what they do.  KMM sets their expectations high for suppliers. Waupaca was able to meet this challenge,” said Paul Walter, purchasing assistant manager, KMM. He said many factors go into the selection of supplier awards, but the company with the best total value is awarded the highest honor. Waupaca Foundry was the top performer from 100+ global suppliers last year.

Waupaca Foundry’s plants in Waupaca and Marinette, Wis., were recognized for timely response to KMM needs and overall ease of doing business. The Waupaca plant makes flywheels for Kawasaki engines; the Marinette plant makes crankshafts. Both plants were cited for 100% on-time delivery. Suppliers are reviewed monthly by KMM, with a focus on customer service, product quality, cost and productivity.

“Our production processes and technology have been developed to ensure overall quality for our customers,” said Gary Gigante, president and CEO, Waupaca Foundry. “But our greatest asset is the skill and knowledge of our team members. We’re thrilled our focus on customer service has been rewarded with this recognition.”

Previously, Waupaca Foundry received the 2010 Cost Savings Award for all KMM suppliers.

Waupaca Foundry Inc. produces gray and ductile iron castings for the automotive, commercial vehicle, agriculture, construction and industrial markets. Waupaca employs approximately 3,700 people

Hill and Griffith is proud to be a supplier partner with Waupaca Foundry, Congratulations on your award. The Hill and Griffith Company is known for our hands on approach. Let us visit your plant and recommend products that suit your needs.

Bulletins and Technical Papers for Metal Casting Products

Tags: Awards, Metal Casting, American Foundry Society

Meet our new Staff Chemist

Posted by Samantha Farris on Wed, Aug 14, 2013 @ 01:19 PM

We would like to announce the hiring of Mike Brand as H&G’s Staff Chemist. Mike comes from a broad chemical background working with epoxy coatings, silicones, industrial lubricants and quality experience. He will be responsible for the general oversight of the Indianapolis quality system, ISO Certification, Research and Development of modified and new products, assist with customer (internal and external) product related questions or concerns, implementation of corrective action program and other related items to provide continued operational growth and continuous improvement.


We welcome him to the Hill and Griffith Family, 

Mike Brand

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