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September 2018

Foundry Improvement Techniques – Sept. 11, 2018

September 11, 2018
New Holland Brewing, 66 E 8th St
Holland, MI United States
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Keynote Speaker-Lyle K. Herberling Executive Director of Iron Casting Research Institute, Inc. Graduate of Lehigh University with a B.S. in Metallurgical Engineering and an M.B.A. from Tiffin University. He worked extensively in the foundry industry before joining the ICRI staff in 2014 as Assistant Director. Lyle is also a Certified Quality Engineer. His areas of expertise include melting operations and control (cupola and coreless induction), spectrometer operations, setup and ongoing validation, process improvement techniques including statistical evaluations and design of…

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October 2018

Past Presidents’ Night – Oct. 9, 2018

October 9, 2018
Bella Maria’s Ristorante, 513 W Pontaluna Rd
Norton Shores, 49444
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Past Presidents' Night will be held on Oct. 9, 2018 at: BELLA MARIA'S (Oakridge Golf Course) 513 W Pontaluna Rd, Norton Shores, MI Social: 6:15-6:45 Dinner:6:45-7:30 Presentation:7:30-8:00 Presenter: Clarence Trowbridge Vice President & Workforce Development Clarence Trowbridge joined AFS as the Vice President of Education and Workforce Development in 2018. Trowbridge brings 30 years of workforce development experience for companies including BP and Inland Steel Company. In 2016, he published a book, Maintenance Workforce Solutions: An Organizational Development Approach. Trowbridge,…

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November 2018

Local Foundry Tour – Nov. 13, 2018

November 13, 2018
Porto Bello, 41 Washington Ave
Grand Haven, MI 49417 United States
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Prior to the evening dinner meeting there will be tours of Busche Aluminum Technologies, 14638 Apple Dr, Fruitport, MI 49415 from 3:30 to 5:00 PM. If interested in the foundry tour, RSVP to Eric Gildner at egildner@cadillaccasting.com so we can get an accurate head count. The presenter for the evening is Akshat Thirani. He is the CEO of Amper Technologies, an industrial monitoring and analytics company that provides advanced sensors and software for manufacturing companies. He will be giving a…

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December 2018

Teacher Appreciation Night – Dec. 11, 2018

December 11, 2018
Fricano’s Place, 1050 W Western Ave
Muskegon, MI 49441 United States
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December 11th Teachers Appreciation Night Social Hour-6:00-6:45 Dinner-6:45-7:30 Presentation-7:30-7:45 Location: Fricanos 1050 W. Western Ave Muskegon, MI 49441 Tonight will focus on saying thanks to the teachers and introducing the Foundry in a Box to any that have not had the opportunity to use it. It will also focus on the new foundry that Muskegon Community College is assembling. Sponsors: Eagle Alloy and Van Hydraulics

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January 2019

Top Management Night – Jan. 8, 2019

January 8
Lake House Waterfront Grille, 730 Terrace Point Drive
Muskegon, MI 49440 United States
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Location: The Lake House 730 Terrace Point Dr. Muskegon, MI 49440 Social Hour: 6:00-6:45 Dinner: 6:45-7:30 Presentation:7:30-7:45 Keynote Speaker: Matt Kooiman will be presenting on behalf of Congressman Bill Huizenga. Matt will be updating the West Michigan Chapter on critical policies that will impact the west Michigan foundry industry. Matt graduated from Grand Valley State University with a degree in Public and Non-Profit Administration and has worked for the Hoekstra for Senate campaign and his now current role Public Policy…

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