I’d like to thank everyone who joined us to honor our Past Chairmen and our Special Guest Life Service Award Winner Ernie Klingelhofer!! Ernie originally joined The American Foundry Society in 1976 and has served on the board and as a Past Chairman. Ernie has been in the foundry industry all of his life and has dedicated his time and efforts in helping grow our industry and our chapter. Thank you Ernie for your service and commitment to our industry.

We did have several Past Chairmen who attended…

Ernie Klingelhofer   1990 – 1991
Ron Aufderheide     1995 – 1996
Tom Wedemeyer     1997 – 1998
Gary Urcheck           2000 – 2001
Jerry Waddle            2004 – 2005
Mark Steil                 2005 – 2006, 2006 – 2007
Art Boehme              2008 – 2009, 2011 – 2012
Brad Dennis             2009 – 2010, 2010 – 2011
Michael Warner       2014 – 2015, 2015 – 2016, 2016 – 2017

Thank you to all the Past Chair’s for your commitment and your continued support!

Our speaker was Jeff Craig, from HUMTOWN Products. Jeff did a very interesting segment on “Additive Manufacturing” (3D Printing). Jeff basically covered Hybrid Production using sand to produce cores and molds. 3D printing can reduce cost by reducing scrap and cleaning by alleviating parting lines, Flash, easily adding vent to reduce gas, eliminate glue build up, etc. and never have to change a core-box. All tools used in casting can be used in 3D printing… Chills, Sleeves, different sand types. Anything is possible!

Jeff also told us that HUMTOWN will be hosting the AFS Additive Manufacturing Class, at their new facility in Leetonia Ohio. Keep your eyes open on the AFS website for that.

Thank you Jeff for a very interesting speech.

Winner of the 50/50 raffle was Nick Ulmer and our R.S.V.P. winner was John Concitis.

Next month will be the Plant Tour at Liberty Technology Company in Delaware Ohio. The tour will be at 3:00 PM on May 18th, 2017. Dinner will follow at Tavern 24.

If you have your own PPE’s please bring:

·         Hard Hat
·         Safety Toed Shoes
·         Safety Glasses
·         Hearing Protection

***Hard Hats, ear plugs and Glasses will be available if needed***

Registration forms will be going out within the next week

Again, to all of you that attended, to all that help keep our industry and chapter alive…

Thank you so much and have a great weekend

Michael J. Warner


Our Mission

To advance, through Research and Education, the Arts and Sciences relating to the Manufacture and Utilization of Metal Castings

The American Foundry Society (AFS) was founded in 1896

to provide and promote knowledge and services that strengthen the metalcasting industry for the ultimate benefit of its customers and society.

Since then the AFS has grown into an international organization with over 10,000

with members in 47 countries and today there are 52 local chapters and 33 student chapters affiliated with the AFS in the United States, Canada and Mexico.  


        Membership in the AFS is open to anyone interested to support and promote the foundry industry and includes membership in the chapter closest to your residence. By joining the AFS you automatically become eligible for all the benefits and advantages our Society has to offer including educational opportunities and the fellowship and networking offered by your local chapter. There are seven classes of membership to choose from:




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