At the July 28th annual meeting of the OCMA, outgoing OCMA President Tony Zalar, Babcock & Wilcox Company, presented the “Company of the Year” award to Dave & Steve Yonto, The Quality Castings Company and the “Supplier of the Year” award to David Greek Jr., representing Hill & Griffith Company. The awards, established twenty-one years ago in 1994, recognize the value to OCMA of contributions made by its member companies and the individuals who give their valuable time to advance not only the OCMA, but also more importantly, the metal casting industry in Ohio.A key factor in selecting The Quality Castings Company this year as in previous years was the welcoming of OCMA members to the annual foundry tour held on Tuesday, May 12, 2015. The tour was one of the most popular in recent memory with nearly seventy (70) members taking advantage of the opportunity to see the foundry in operation. Since the last OCMA tour of The Quality Casting Company facility nearly a decade ago, the company has invested more than $10 million in its operations.
A major improvement included the purchase of a contiguous site where a new building contains a state-of-the-art cleaning room as well as shipping and receiving and pattern storage operations. The Quality Castings Company contributes to OCMA in many other ways. OCMA Past President Dave Yonto has agreed to once again serve on the Board of Trustees during this time of transition to a new executive director. The company has been a long-time major sponsor of the annual OCMA golf outing. For hosting the annual foundry tour and for providing long-time support of the OCMA, The Quality Castings Company was presented “Foundry of the Year 2015”.
The supplier of the year award was presented to The Hill and Griffith Company for their long-time membership and support of OCMA activities. David Greek Jr., President, has served as OCMA Golf Committee Chair as the outing has achieved year after year of record profits.
Dale Welsh, VP-Finance, has volunteered to audit the monthly financial reports prepared by Executive Director Russ Murray, to attend the Board of Trustee meetings, and to assist with other financial matters. Hill & Griffith Company has generously contributed to the OCMA annual golf outing with two major sponsorships as well as fielding a highly competitive foursome. In recognition of these contributions Hill & Griffith Company was awarded the “Supplier of the Year 2015”.
Source: Summer 2015 OCMA News. Directly quoted. Photo via Summer 2015 OCMA News. Find more about Ohio Cast Metals Association at www.ohiocastmetals.org