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January 2017 AFS Chapter Meeting

The January 2017 meeting was another great one. It featured Thomas R. Giffin as the guest speaker. Thomas R. Giffin is a Compliance Specialist at August Mack Environmental, Inc. in the Indianapolis, Indiana office. He offers industry experience in OSHA compliance including safety auditing, program development, training, and ergonomic assessment, as well as environmental compliance assistance such as SARA 312 (Tier II) reporting. Thomas is a Certified MODAPTS (Modular Arrangements of Predetermined Time Standards) Practitioner, and earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Natural Resources and Environmental Management from Ball State University. A few photos of the...

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Fruitport Robotics Kickoff

On Saturday, January 8, 2017, the state webcasts this year’s robotics assignment. The Fruitport Robotic Kickoff had a sponsor breakfast and wanted to thank all the sponsors for their donations. So thanks AFS and Busche Aluminum Technologies. We do want to wish the Fruitport Robotic club (The Techno Trojans) the best of luck this...

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Past President Night 2016

This Past President Night featured a panel of local foundry leaders discussing issues they face running a foundry business in our area. A variety of topics ranging from safety, regulation, business level, recruiting talent, health insurance, etc. were discussed. Here are just a few images of the 2016 Past President Night. Thanks to all those that...

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Golf Outing 2016

We had a great time at this year’s golf outing. Here are just a view photos to show some of the fun we had. We hope to see you there next...

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Governmental Affairs – September 2016 Meeting

This years Governmental Affairs was a great success. Here are just a few images from the event. We hope to see you there next...

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Muskegon Community College AFS Student Chapter takes 3rd Place

We would like to congratulate the Muskegon Community College AFS Student Chapter for their outstanding performance at the 3rd Annual Invitational Casting Competition held in Wisconsin. They took 3rd place in the competition. All the members of the West Michigan AFS are proud of the MCC team and pleased to continuing to support...

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Muskegon Regional Math Science Center STEM Symposium

We are pleased to have had Jay Morrison, Jeff Cook and Dan Arends demonstrate the Foundry in a Box to high school students during the Muskegon Regional Math Science Center STEM Symposium last Tuesday at Holiday Inn, located in downtown...

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Sept 2015 Chapter Meeting

The September 2015 chapter meeting was held at the USS Silversides Museum. The speaker for this event was Mark Fazakerley of Eagle Alloy. Mark is Co-Founder of Eagle Alloy, Co Owner of Eagle Group, U.S. Naval Reserve active service 1969-70; Current Board Chair of the U.S.S. Silversides Submarine Museum. Other current community service activity, Trinity Health Regional Board, Mercy Hospital Board; Muskegon Osteopathic Board. Mark presented a brief overview of the U.S.S. Silversides activity in the Pacific during WW2 and Muskegon’s Foundries contribution to the war effort. Below are some pictures from this...

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