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Bremen Castings Opens On-Site Health Clinic “I’ve wanted to establish an on-


Bremen Castings Inc. (BCI), Bre-


men, Ind., has opened a new, on-site wellness center for its 300 employees and their families. It operates 45 hours per week and employs a doctor, nurse practitioner, RN and medical assistant. T e clinic is cash-free, meaning em-


ployees and dependents can receive free generic prescriptions and care for any- one ages three and up. T e 2,500-sq.-ft. facility accommodates approximately three employees per hour.


site clinic for a long time. I think the benefits to offering something in our backyard for our employees and their families is just another way to show our appreciation for their hard work. The cost of health care continues to rise; this option allows access to free care and free medica- tion for our employees throughout the week,” said president JB Brown. In addition to free health


Four Companies Take Top Honors in ICI Contest T e Investment Casting Institute’s


annual casting contest, conducted in conjunction with the recent 59th Tech- nical Conference and Expo in Nashville, Tenn., bestowed top honors in three award categories: aerospace, industrial and defense markets. Winning castings for military were


services, the nurse practitioner will work with employees one-on-one with various wellness programs. Each week, employees can receive a customized plan and meeting with the nurse practitioner that can aid in treating diabetes, cholesterol and other health-related issues. BCI is a family-owned gray and


ductile iron casting facility and ma- chine shop founded in 1939. It uses 92% recycled ferrous material. 


from Shellcast Inc., Montague, Mich., and Uni-Cast, Londonderry, N.H. Alcoa Howmet, Georgetown, Ontario, Canada, won for aerospace. Aristo-Cast Inc., Almont, Mich. took top honors for industrial. In addition, fi ve fi nalists were


recognized: Barron Industries, Oxford,


Mich.; Kovatch Castings, Uniontown, Ohio; O’Fallon Casting, O’Fallon, Mo.; TPM Inc., Sugar Land, Texas; and Uni-Cast/Ceramet, Bethlehem, Pa. T e contest is designed to recognize


facilities that manufacture components best illustrating the benefi ts and fl ex- ibility of the process. 


12 | METAL CASTING DESIGN & PURCHASING | Jan/Feb 2013


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