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• Minn., for 1 million man hours (second award).


Metal Technologies Inc. Auburn Casting Center, Auburn, Ind., for 1 million man hours.


A new award—the Corporate Contribution Award—


was created this year to honor a company that has con- tributed significant employee time and company resourc- es to the American Foundry Society and the metalcasting industry through involvement in AFS volunteer activities. Tis year, the award was presented to McWane Inc., Bir- mingham, Ala., and Badger Mining Corp., Berlin, Wis.


Hoyt Lecture: Outstanding Quality Using Team Management


Sara Joyce, Badger Mining Corp., delivered this year’s


Hoyt Lecture, “Outstanding Quality Using Team Manage- ment (15-088)” on April 23. Her session detailed a team management philosophy to create outstanding quality in everything a business represents. It covered the pitfalls and successes of using the team to improve and maintain out- standing quality in every part of the customer experience.


Cast Iron Honorary Lecture Russ Rosmait, Pittsburg State Univ., gave the Cast


Sara Joyce, Badger Mining Corp., delivers the Hoyt Memorial lecture.


Iron Honorary Lecture April 21. “Recruiting the Next Generation of Metal Casters—How Do We Prepare for the Future Labor Shortages? (15-119)” included two strategies to avoiding a knowledge and labor shortage.


Molding Methods & Materials Silver Anniversary Paper


James Archibald, ASK Chemicals, presented the Mold- ing Methods & Materials Division Silver Anniversary Paper, “Productivity and Ecology Consideration of High Production Cold Box Processes (15-096)” on April 21. Te lecture reviewed the progress made over the last 25 years in coldbox technology.


Applied Research Award Te AFS Applied Research Award was presented to


Robert Tuttle, Saginaw Valley State Univ., for the AFS research project, “Ultrasonic Testing Gage R&R Study.” Te emphasis of this award is on practical research that directly addresses pressing technical problems faced by metalcasting facilities, the speed with which the research is transferred into shop floor applications and the collab- orative role in developing and implementing technology. Te award was presented at the Recognition Luncheon on April 21.


Taylor Award


Also presented at the Recognition Luncheon was the Howard F. Taylor Award to Jerry Thiel and Sairam Ravi, Univ. of Northern Iowa, for the paper, “Causes and Solutions to Veining Defects in Iron and Steel Castings (14-030).” This award is presented to the technical paper with the longest lasting impact on the metalcasting industry. Te 120th Metalcasting Congress will be held concur-


rently with Cast-Expo’16 next year in Minneapolis, April 16-19, 2016. ■


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