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October 2019

October AFS Chapter Meeting

October 8, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Bella Maria’s Ristorante, 513 W Pontaluna Rd
Norton Shores, 49444
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Opportunities and Challenges for Castings in 2020 About this Event Raymond Monroe, Executive Vice President of the Steel Founders' Society of America will be our speaker. Ray has had a lot of fun, fooling around with steel castings for forty years. For the first ten years he did technical stuff, research at Southern Research Institute and technical projects for Steel Founders’ Society. He “lost” foam making castings at Saturn Corporation. For the last thirty years he has retired into management.…

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November 2019

November AFS Chapter Meeting – Nov. 12, 2019

November 12, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Our speaker for this evening's event will be State Senator Jon Bumstead. Growing up in Newaygo County, Jon Bumstead had a passion for the outdoors, not the classroom. Senator Jon Bumstead did not follow what many would consider to be a ‘typical’ career path. During high school, Senator Bumstead enrolled in Newaygo County’s Career Tech Center. It was during this time that he decided to learn construction trades, and pursue a career as a home builder. The decision to learn…

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Muskegon Lakeshore Museum Center Friday Family Fun Night: Foundries Friday 11/22/2019

November 22, 2019 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

What: Friday Family Fun Night: Foundries Where:  Lakeshore Museum Center 430 W. Clay Ave. Muskegon, MI 49440 When:  Friday November 22, 2019 5:30PM to 7:30PM More Information:   https://lakeshoremuseum.org/events/friday-family-fun-night-foundries/?utm_source=Parents&utm_campaign=394c7a20e9-EMAIL_CAMPAIGN_2019_10_29_06_05&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_c931b74cbd-394c7a20e9-179181533 Good opportunity to bring your family and friends to learn about the metal casting industry that is a huge part of West Michigan! We are also looking for volunteers to help put on the Foundry In a Box for this event.  You don’t need to have any experience, we can teach…

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February 2020

February 2020 AFS Chapter Meeting

February 11 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Bella Maria’s Ristorante, 513 W Pontaluna Rd
Norton Shores, 49444
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Nitriding and the Heat Treatment of Firearms About this Event Our Speaker will be Vasko Popovski. Vasko is Director of Sales and Marketing for Advanced Heat Treat Corp. of Waterloo, IA. He has over 25 years of experience in Metalcasting, heat treatment, metallurgy and engineering. Vasko received a Bachelor of Science degree in Metallurgical Engineering and a Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics from the University of Pittsburgh. He also has Master of Arts degree in Technology from Kent State…

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Annual AFS Student Night – March 10, 2020

February 16 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Muskegon Community College Sturrus Technology Center, 388 W. Clay
Muskegon, MI 49441 United States
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The theme of our March meeting is education. Prior to the meeting we will have tours of local manufacturing facilities, and a tour of the brand new Muskegon Community College Sturrus Technology Center. The meeting will include a presentation of opportunities in the metal casting industry as well as available scholarships and stipends. Most of the attendees will be students from local high schools. Each $20 donation will sponsor a student's dinner. Whether or not you are able to attend,…

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