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CONGRATULATIONS JEFF GARRISON

Posted by Samantha Farris on Thu, Aug 20, 2020 @ 01:29 PM

Donna Nijak, Hill & Griffith's Plant Manager presented Jeff Garrison with his 5-Year Award.  Congratulations Jeff on achieving your 5th Year Anniversary Award! We would like to thank you for being a valuable part of the HG Team.  JEFF GARRISONS 5TH-cropped

 

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Hill and Griffith Presented OCMA Annual President’s Award for "Supplier of the Year 2015"

Posted by Myke Amend on Tue, Aug 11, 2015 @ 11:45 AM

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.

Hill and Griffith receives award from OCMA for Supplier of the Year
OCMA President Tony Zalar, Babcock & Wilcox Company, presents the Supplier of the Year Award 2015 to David Greek Jr. and Dale Welsh, Hill & Griffith Company.
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

Tags: Hill and Griffith, Awards, Die Casting, Metal Casting, Conference, Tradeshow, Ohio Cast Metals Association

Congratulations to Ryan Canfield for 10-Years of Service

Posted by Samantha Farris on Thu, May 28, 2015 @ 09:45 AM

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Congratulations Duane Wahl on your 15 Years of Service

Posted by Samantha Farris on Mon, Nov 03, 2014 @ 08:01 AM

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Presented to Duane by:

Dave Greek, Jr. & Donna Nijak

Tags: Hill and Griffith, Awards, Employee

Hill and Griffith Congratulates Casting of the Year Recipients

Posted by Lauren Campbell on Fri, May 23, 2014 @ 03:01 PM

The Hill and Griffith Company would like to congratulate all the winners in this year’s Casting of the Year Award presented by Modern Casting, an American Foundry Society Publication.Casting of the Year: Oil Pan

This year’s 2014 winner goes to Arrowcast, from Shawano, Wisconsin. Arrowcast casted an extremely complex oil pan for the John Deere tractor company. The casting facility said it was the biggest job the ductile iron casting facility has ever done and at a weight of 842 lbs., it is surprising that it provided a weight reduction of 77lbs from the previous oil pan. The design team used a combination of finite element analysis and solidification simulation to achieve the desired outputs; using the green sand casting process to metalcast this beast. Its application is for the John Deere 9 liter engine and the casting design allowed the team to combine a frame casting, two fabricated brackets and a stamped steel oil pan into one ductile iron casting. At a size of 26 x 56 inches, the compact design of the oil pant casting allowed for a lower engine position in the tractor chassis and eliminated a 2-degree angle of the engine. The volume of oil was also increased over the steel stamping.

Best-In-Class

Aerospace electronics mountBest-In-Class this year was quite an interesting group. Beginning with Aristo-Cast Inc. located in Almont, Michigan who casted a hand-held electronics mount used in aerospace and is one of a kind. Made from AZ91E-T6 magnesium, investment casting was their process of choice and provided the ability to combine many parts into one and additionally lowered part cost and weight. The device acts as a bracket to mount processing electronics and in the process is used as a heat sink to manage the thermal load from all of the electronics.Hub Casting

Pier Foundry & Pattern Shop Inc., located in St. Paul, Minnesota created a hub casting made of ductile iron for a mining application. The part, casted with green sand, weighs 90lbs and was built to replace a 34-piece weldment to improve the ease of manufacturing while holding up to the rigors of continuous mine operation. The hub rotates at 3,600 rpms and the cast design saved the customer $76,000.00 in the first year!

Casted Knife holderSignicast Investment Castings, located in Harford, Wisconsin, offered up a new knife holder casting. Made of 4140 steel and casted by the investment casting process, the new 1.9 lbs. weighted knife holder casting exhibits improved dimensional stability, eliminating the need for a secondary straightening process. It also saved the customer additional time and reduced cost by 25% due to the elimination of post-fabrication machining activities.Automotive Casting

Tooling & Equipment International, located in Livonia, Michigan presented a water passage made of aluminum used to integrate cooling system parts for an automotive application. At a weight of 4 lbs., low pressure permanent mold was the process of choice and was produced through advanced prototyping technology for Honda. This part achieved design freedom through the use of intricate cores.

Honorable Mention

Military Cast SubframeMeritor Design, from Troy Michigan and Willman Industries, from Cedar Grove, Wisconsin worked together to create a Protec Series 30 Cast Subframe. Casted using the green sand process, this subframe is made of ductile iron and was converted from the military, reducing weight by 28% and the number of components from 79 to 1; eliminating 136 fasteners in the process.

O’Fallon Casting from O’Fallon, Missouri submitted a fan-housing unit converted from a commercial helicopter. Using investment casting, the fan-housing unit provides aerodynamics to produce a laminar fluid flow and also acts as a heat sink. Made of F357-T6 aluminum, the investment casting process enabled the unit to be cast as a single piece. Fan Housing Casting


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

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Tags: Awards, Metal Casting, American Foundry Society

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

Employee Service Awards

Posted by Samantha Farris on Wed, Jun 05, 2013 @ 11:16 AM

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Jay Anderson(left) & Mark Anderson(right)

Jay received his 5 year and Mark received his 15 year award.

Jay began working at H&G in May of 2008 on the production floor and is now the Production Supervisor.  Mark began working at H&G in May of 1998 in our mixing room.  Over the years Mark has also worked as the Production Supervisor and is now working in the QC Lab. 

We would like to thank you and congratulate you for your support and dedication. CONGRATULATIONS!    

Tags: Awards, Employee, Service

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