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PHOTO GALLERY Metalcasting Congress Award Winners


Several industry leaders were recognized at the 119th Metalcasting Congress held April 21-23 in Columbus, Ohio, for their contributions to the industry. To see a photo gallery of all the winners, go to www.moderncasting.com


ONLINE RESOURCE Reshoring Castings


According to a reports by the Boston Consulting Group, net labor costs for manufacturing in China and the U.S. are expected to converge by around 2015 when considering total costs. As the costs become balanced, North American organizations, like AFS and the Reshoring Initiative, and metalcasting facilities are working to encourage and assist end-user companies in bringing jobs back to the U.S.


Casting of the Year Winners John Grassi, Alotech (left), Philip Vais, Honda of America (second from left), and Michael Grassi, Alotech (right), are congratulated by Paul Mikkola, representing the AFS Awards Division.


POLL QUESTION


The April website question asked:


How often do you attend off-site training/education in your fi eld?


30%


ONCE EVERY 1-2 YEARS


33%


This month’s question is available at www.moderncasting.com.


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May 2015 MODERN CASTING | 3 17% I HAVEN’T YET 20% TWICE A YEAR OR MORE


ONCE EVERY 3 TO 5 YEARS


Several resources are available to metalcasters to assist in helping their customers see the total cost in sourcing a component domestically and internationally. Cost factors to consider include inventory carrying costs and travel costs associated with checking on foreign suppliers.


U.S. manufacturers hoping to reshore jobs can take part in economic devel- opment and skilled worker develop- ment programs and share their suc- cess stories with other manufacturers through www.reshorenow.org.


More information can be found at either www.reshorenow.org or www.moderncasting.com.


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