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  • Congratulations to Waukesha Foundry on Celebrating their Centennial!

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  • Waukesha Foundry is a sophisticated manufacturer of high alloy castings for the aerospace, automotive, defense, petrochemical and food processing equipment markets. Technological innovation has been a driving force in the company’s 100-year success.


    Our company has earned a reputation for exceeding customers' expectations by using innovative approaches in the production of intricately shaped cast components. Our knowledgeable staff of in-house manufacturing and metallurgical engineers is involved throughout the design and production process to ensure the highest quality end product, even with difficult-to-manufacture alloys.


    Technical advances in non-destructive testing and robotic manufacturing set us apart from our competition by allowing us to effectively apply advanced technologies across a broad range of diverse markets.


    Since the 1980s, Waukesha Foundry has been the leader in casting technology for aircraft composites. The company has logged more complex projects than anyone else in the industry. The level of trust in Waukesha Foundry’s expertise is evident with recent projects, including production of composite components for the Lockheed Martin F35 Joint Strike Fighter and the Boeing 787 Dreamliner.


    Founded in 1912 by Corwin C. “C.C.” Smith, the company originally produced brass castings. By 1915, the foundry introduced nickel because Smith saw an increased need from food manufacturing clients for anti-galling alloys that improved sanitation. By the mid 1930s, Waukesha Foundry was the largest producer of nickel alloy in the country. As such, the company’s namesake Waukesha Metal was “famous” both nationally and internationally and remains unrivaled today.


    “2012 has been an exciting year for Waukesha Foundry,” said Ken Kurek, Waukesha Foundry’s president and chief executive officer. “We are celebrating our past while making a major investment in our future,” referring to a 2.2 million dollar capital investment in foundry equipment and office renovation.

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