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INDUSTRY NEWS


Aluminum Continuous Caster Debuts in IN Nanshan America – Advanced Alu-


minum Technologies, Lafayette, Ind., has begun operations after fast track- ing the design and construction of the Nanshan America Lafayette plant. It is fully commissioned and now casting 6xxx alloy log and billet for internal consumption and external sales. “A tremendous amount of long hours


and hard work from our dedicated group of technical staff and contractors have gone into the construction of our cast house,” said General Manager Eric Angermeier. “It’s a thrill to see it in full operation. We are looking forward to establishing partners for our log and billet products along with continued


Fall River Foundry


Revamps Molding Te Fall River Foundry, Fall River,


Wis., awarded Equipment Merchants International a contract to build a new automatic molding machine and mold handling system. Along with the new molding line, the foundry has installed a redesigned molding sand system with increased capacities and controls. Tis is part of a $2.5 million plant expansion. Te new molding process will increase


capacity, allowing the company to be more versatile to the nonferrous jobbing markets it currently serves. Fall River Foundry, a division of the Fall River Group, has served the water works in- dustry for more than 60 years.


FEF Creates Henry M. Rowan Educational


Endowment Te Foundry Educational Foundation


(FEF), Schaumburg, Ill., has established the Henry M. Rowan Family Founda- tion Endowment. It will be used for scholarships and discretionary funding for FEF-certified schools. Henry M. (Hank) Rowan is founder and chairman of Rancocas, N.J.-based Inductotherm Group, manufacturer of melting, thermal processing and production systems for the global metals and materials industry.


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success in building our extrusion busi- ness with our 5K and 9.2K ton presses.” Te green-field aluminum continuous


casting facility is designed to produce aluminum log and billet in 8, 10, 12, 14, and 18-inch diameters with lengths


up to 300 inches. Te initial capacity is 300,000,000 pounds of billet and log annually. Operating a 5,000 ton and a 9,200 ton press, the company primarily serves the transportation, electrical, ma- chinery and distribution markets.


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