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Quaker City Castings Recognized for Energy Efforts Quaker City Castings, Salem, Ohio,


recently was recognized by FirstEnergy of Ohio for its commitment to energy efficiency and demand reduction. The ferrous sand caster indicated


in a press release it has committed to improving its operations while si- multaneously reducing its electricity demands through various equipment upgrades, energy reduction programs and overall process optimization. The


Grede Wins Cat Certification, Acquires Machine Shop


Grede Holdings LLC, which recently consolidated its headquarters in South- field, Mich., announced its New Castle, Ind., facility was awarded a silver certi- fication from Caterpillar Inc. as part of the OEM’s Supplier Quality Excellence Program (SQEP). The company also has added a third machining operation with the acquisition of GTL Precision Patterns, Biscoe, N.C. The New Castle plant supplies Cater-


pillar with drivetrain planetary carriers for its heavy axle off-road vehicles and drive sprockets for its road graders and construction equipment. “New Castle received the award be-


cause it exceeded Caterpillar quality and delivery performance requirements,” said Todd Heavin, Grede’s senior vice presi- dent and chief operating officer. The New Castle facility is the sec-


ond Grede facility to earn Caterpillar’s SQEP certification. Earlier this year, the company’s Bessemer, Ala., plant earned the award. “It’s an important award for us


because it means the facilities receive preferred status on new business,” Heavin said. The acquisition of GTL for an un- disclosed sum is intended to comple- ment Grede’s other two machining operations in Menomonee Falls and Oconomowoc, Wis. GTL will remain in Biscoe, adopt the Grede name and continue to machine components for customers such as Daimler Truck, Volvo/Mack and Carrier Corp.


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company also was recently certified to a new quality standard. Quaker City produces static nobake castings in gray and ductile iron, low-


INDUSTRY NEWS


carbon steel, heat resistant steel and superalloys. It also produces centrifu- gal castings in ductile iron, steel and compacted graphite iron.


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