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Shelby Middle School Foundry in a Box – 2024

Thanks to John and Laurie MacKay, Andy, Bruce, Marty, and Kelly for volunteering at Shelby Middle School on Friday May 10th, 2024....

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Cannon Muskegon FIB – 2024

The West Michigan Chapter of the American Foundry Society performed a Foundry in a Box Demonstration at Cannon Muskegon at their company picnic. Also there was a bounce house and a trout fishing pond. Face painting and a food truck were there also. Thanks to Emma Markert for arranging this. We probably had 200 people come to our demonstration. Thanks to our volunteers Andy and Jan Scherf, John and Laurie Mackay, ScottĀ  and Beth Barnard along with their daughters Joy and Martha, Landon Timmer, Al Hass and Marty Holzschuh. Cannon’s 3’d department provided us with some small patterns we could cast of their logo. They could be painted and made into key chains. Thanks to Cannon Muskegon for having...

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Montague High School FIB April 26th 2024

Thanks to Maddie Kaminski, Rob Patton, Makenna Schwass, Sherri Lemmen, Kate Feuerstein and Christy Thommen for having us at Montague High School. John and Laurie Mackay, Scott and Beth Barnard, Landon Timmer, Reg Crowe, Al Hass and Andy Scherf presented to four AgriScience classes. We were able to cast a corn cob for the AgriScience...

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Grand Haven Central High School FIB – 2024

Volunteers John and Laurie Mackay, Scott Barnard, Landon Timmer, Adam Snyder, Bruce Hass and Andy Scherf did a Foundry in a Box Demonstration at Central High School in Grand Haven Michigan. Thanks to teacher Colleen Warner for having...

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Girl Scout Troop FIB – 2024

John and Laurie MacKay, Andy and Jan Scherf along with Al Hass did a Foundry in a Box demonstration for a group of Girl Scouts from the West Olive Michigan area. April 18 2024....

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Spring Lake High School Foundry in a Box Demonstration 2024

This Foundry in a Box event took place at Spring Lake High School. We made castings to submit to the Casting Dreams Contest sponsored by the Steel Founders Society and the Department of Defense. Thanks to teacher Becky Johnson for organizing this event....

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Holton FIB and Casting Dreams Contest

John, Laurie, Marty, Scott and Beth did a demonstration to get students at Holton High School entered into the Casting Dreams Contest....

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December 2023 AFS Meeting

Great meeting in December of the West Michigan AFS. Here are some photos from the...

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Spring Lake Michigan High School Foundry in a Box – Day 2

Thanks to Al Hass, Bruce Hass, John Mackay, Laurie Mackay, Scott Barnard, Kris Cole, Rachael Cole, Kennedy Cole and Andy Scherf for volunteering for the morning Foundry in a Box demonstration. Rachael and Kennedy are from Fruitport High School and going to college. While on winter break they wanted to give back to the AFS by doing this. They have received scholarships from the West Michigan Chapter. In the afternoon we added Reg Crowe and Scotts wife Beth and their twin daughters Joy and Martha both freshman from Holton High School. The Barnard Family has been involved for quite a few years. The group demonstrated in front of about 130 students and educators. We were joined by the principle of SLHS and Ms. Johnson’s dad Bob who owns Shellcast Inc in Montague...

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Spring Lake High School Foundry in a Box

John Mackay, Laurie Mackay, Andy Scherf and Jan Scherf did a Foundry in a Box demonstration for Kelli Heavilin’s Career Exploration Class at Spring Lake High School....

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