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Waupaca Foundry Earns Quality, Supplier Awards Hitachi Metals America LLC, Pur-


chase, New York, accepted Honda Motor Company’s 2015 Excellence in Quality Award for products made at its Waupaca Foundry plants. Honda selects suppliers who meet


standards in project complexity, quality, delivery, development, customer service and budget management. Waupaca Foundry was one of 37 suppliers honored by Honda. Its plants in Lawrenceville, Pennsylvania; Wellsboro, Pennsylvania; and Effi ngham, Illinois, provide cast, machined and assembled ductile iron suspension parts to Honda. “As our responsibilities continue to


increase in the North American region, there is a greater requirement for team- work and collaboration than ever before,” said Tom Lake, vice president for North American Purchasing, Honda North America, Inc.


engineering collaboration and pricing. T e facility produces ductile iron and


Employees of Waupaca Foundry pose with their award from Jacobs Vehicle Systems.


Jacobs Vehicle Systems selected Wau-


paca Foundry as the 2015 Supplier of the Year. Jacobs Vehicle Systems , Bloomfi eld, Connecticut, manufactures engine com- ponents for Class 8 commercial vehicles. Waupaca Foundry plants in Waupaca and Marinette, Wisconsin, and Tell City, Indiana, were cited for achieving high standards in product delivery, quality,


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gray iron engine braking components for Jacobs Vehicle Systems and has been its castings supplier for 35 years. “Our team members are the true win- ners of these awards,” said Mike Nikolai, COO and president, Waupaca Foundry. “We are dedicated to continuous im- provement, consistent product quality, and delivering outstanding customer ser- vice and we are honored our customers choose to recognize the commitment.” Jacobs Vehicle Systems reviews 122


suppliers for its awards and looks for sup- pliers who deliver dependability, respon- siveness, overall quality and a fair price. “Waupaca’s consistent performance


helps Jacobs Vehicle Systems achieve 100% customer satisfaction all day every day,” said Nick Vaselacopoulos, commod- ity manager, Jacobs Vehicle Systems. 


MAT Expanding Mexico Facility


T e MAT Foundry Group,


Poole, United Kingdom, a subsid- iary of MAT Holdings Inc., Long Grove, Illinois, announced it will expand its production facilities in Ecatepec, Mexico. T e facility, called Mincer HD,


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will be expanded in two stages. T e fi rst will provide for 30,000 metric tons of castings and include vertically parted molding technol- ogy, induction melting, automated pouring and casting fi nishing processes. T is project, which had advanced planning and engineering from Foundry Solutions & Design, Alpharetta, Georgia, will allow the MAT Foundry Group to supply both ductile and gray iron automotive components to customers in Mexico and the U.S. Initial production is set for


2017. Mincer HD will continue to


supply customers with components in the heavy truck, trailer and commercial vehicle markets in the Americas. 


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