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INDUSTRY NEWS Nock Refractories Celebrates Centennial CALENDAR DECEMBER 11-13


AFS and the Institute Chemically Bonded Molding & Coremaking Course AFS HEADQUARTERS SCHAUMBURG, ILL.


DECEMBER 12-16


Charles Henry Nock founded Nock Refractories LLC as The Nock Fire Brick Co. in 1912. His sons Charles and Ralph are credited with many inventions, leading to a venture into the manufacture of refractory products. Current owner Pow- ers Holdings Inc. celebrated the company’s 100th year in business in November.


Steel Founders’ Society of America (SFSA) National Technical & Operating Conference DRAKE HOTEL CHICAGO


FEBRUARY 6


Washington Metalcaster Hosts State Representative Rodgers


AFS Labor Relations & Human Resources Conference HYATT REGENCY CLEARWATER BEACH RESORT & SPA CLEARWATER, FLA.


APRIL 6-9


CastExpo’13 and Cast in North America AMERICA’S CENTER ST. LOUIS, MO.


APRIL 25-26


AFS Northwest Regional Conference COAST PLAZA VANCOUVER, BC, CANADA


MAY 1-3


Wear-Tek Inc.’s Bill Reynolds (left) recently gave U.S. Representative Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R- Wash.) a tour of the company’s Spokane, Wash., facility. She discussed tax issues, energy policy, the impact closing coal fired power plants would have on energy costs, the economy and regulation.


NEWSCAST ASK Chemicals, Dublin, Ohio, has laid the foundation for the construc-


tion of a new plant in Kurkumbh, India. The new manufacturing and storage facility will produce binders, coatings, auxiliary materials and risers for the Indian metalcasting industry. The site is expected to be complete in 2014. With this investment, ASK Chemicals is creating the basis for continuing the expansion of its business activities in Asia.


14 | MODERN CASTING December 2012 JUNE


Ductile Iron Society (DIS) Technical & Operating Meeting


LOCATION TBA


AFS Government Affairs Conference J.W. MARRIOTT WASHINGTON, D.C.


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