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EDITORIAL


A Positive Perspective S


tanding on the CastExpo exhibition floor last month, I made a 360-degree turn to see all the sights before my eyes. Te shiny


equipment. Te bright lights. Te networking. Te potential for the future. Te best of the industry was on display at the


once-every-three-year showcase, and I was in awe. To understand where this industry was in 2009- 10, to see where it is today and to think where it is going is amazing. Many had expected North American metalcasting to go the way of the dino- saurs. Instead, it is now a beacon of success the rest of the world points to. Yes, we have significant challenges: • Critical markets like agriculture, energy and mining are significantly down.


• Te new silica PEL rule is a major hurdle for the large percentage of our industry utilizing silica sand.


• Finding skilled labor (or any labor at all) is difficult.


• Our customers continue to demand more and want to pay less.


But look at just a few


of the headlines we have run in the magazine in the last year: • Waupaca Unveils New Growth Strategy • Linamar, GF Auto- motive Choose North Carolina for New Operations


ties and expansion isn’t happening in the U.S. Couple this investment with the tremendous expansion and adoption of additive manufacturing and rapid pro- totyping that is occurring, and you have an industry poised to handle the future. When the down markets return to some normalcy, watch out for North American metalcasting. While my messages in this editorial space tend to cheerlead the positive, I am calling it like I see it. In your production-driven world, you must focus on the critical aspects of your business to push castings out the door. My responsi- bility is to scream from the


I gained some additional


perspective while on the CastExpo show floor. Hopefully, you did as well.


• Fritz Winter to Build Casting Facility in Kentucky


• Sakthi Breaks Ground on Aluminum Casting Facility in Detroit


• Kamtek to Invest in New Diecasting Facility in Alabama


• Warren Buffett’s Berkshire Hathaway Purchases Precision Castparts Hopefully, these headlines and the other


regularly occurring positive news can finally put to rest the misnomer that new casting facili-


Alfred T. Spada, Publisher/Editor-in-Chief


If you have any comments about this editorial or any other item that appears in Modern Casting, email me at aspada@afsinc.org.


mountaintops a 10,000-ft-view that examines the trends in the industry.


I gained some additional perspec-


tive while on the CastExpo show floor. Hopefully, you did as well.


May 2016 MODERN CASTING | 9


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