Waupaca Foundry held an open house Friday, Oct. 2, to celebrate its 60th anniversary. Among the event’s highlights, foundry employees and engineering students from the University of Wisconsin-Platteville melted and poured scrap iron from a portable forge in order to make commemorative coasters for visitors.
Michael Nikolai, the president and chief operating officer, spoke about Waupaca Foundry’s commitment to innovation and developing the next generation of metalcasters by giving them hands-on experience with Foundry in a Box. Visitors made their own medallions and keys as part of the interactive demonstrations.
Kris Pfaehler, executive vice president of sales and marketing, spoke to the Waupaca County Post about the dozens of foundry parts that are in a single John Deere tractor.
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