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tributed significant employee time and company resources to the American Foundry Society and the metalcast- ing industry through involvement in AFS volunteer activities. Tis year, the award was presented to McWane Inc., Birmingham, Ala., and Badger Min- ing Corp., Berlin, Wis.


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Hoyt Lecture: Outstanding Quality Using Team Management


Sara Joyce, Badger Mining Corp.,


delivered this year’s Hoyt Lecture, “Outstanding Quality Using Team Management (15-088)” on April 23. Her session detailed a team manage- ment philosophy to create outstand-


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Cast Iron Honorary Lecture Russ Rosmait, Pittsburg State


Univ., gave the Cast 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 Molding Methods & Materials Division Silver Anniversary Paper, “Productivity and Ecology Con- sideration 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


CFD-Based Fluid Flow Analysis


was presented to Robert Tuttle, Sagi- naw 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 facili- ties, the speed with which the research is transferred into shop floor applica- tions and the collaborative role in developing and implementing technol- ogy. Te award was presented at the Recognition Luncheon on April 21.


Taylor Award Also presented at the Recognition


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


will be held concurrently with Cast- Expo'16 next year in Minneapolis, April 16-19, 2016.


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