Metalcasting is one of the oldest manufacturing methods known to humankind and a very direct method of producing metal parts. The first castings can be dated back to ancient China in the 4th century B.C.
多年来, the development of the metalcasting industry paralleled the American industrial revolution and foundries developed near growing settlements and cities nationwide. 美国铸造协会制作了聚焦: Metalcasting这是一部2009年在PBS播出的纪录片. The five-minute documentary provides an overview of metalcasting and the importance cast components play in our society. To learn more about the history of foundries and metalcasting, visit 美国铸造学会 在线.
Learn how Waupaca Foundry has established a legacy of producing the highest quality gray, 韧性, 及高强度球墨铸铁件.
John Rosche started the Pioneer Foundry on the banks of the Waupaca River, 就在沃帕卡市主街以东.
他的儿子Fred Rosche与H.H. Suhs to form Suhs – Rosche specializing in the manufacture of the Waupaca Chilled Plow, 雪橇鞋, Windows的窗扇重量, and the crusher jaws for use by the City of Waupaca at its stone crushing plant.
1900 - 1960
大约1900 - 1950
在世纪之交之后, the foundry was sold to Leo Niemuth; then again to Charlie Dombrowski who ran the foundry until his death in 1955.
Company was sold to Clifford Schwenn who changed the name to Waupaca Foundry, 公司. At this time Donald Brunner left Brillion Iron Works and joined Waupaca Foundry, 公司. 作为工厂运营经理. 很快，一个图案拱顶被添加到植物中.
btc365平台正在铸造卡车刹车鼓, 重型卡车车轴件, 水冷、风冷工业设备配件, 木材和金属加工设备铸件, 电动机外壳, 电动开门器零件. 建造了一个重达4吨、高45英尺的圆顶, operations were transferred to a new plant (now Plant 1) and the melting jumped to 30 tons per day.
1960 - 1970
After successive additions, Waupaca Foundry was melting 78 tons per day with 150 employees.
Waupaca Foundry poured 30 tons of gray iron per day at new east-side molding plant (now Plant 2). 到第11年, the company had grown to 200 employees and poured 100 tons of gray iron castings per day.
Waupaca Foundry purchases and installs the first automatic vertical molding line at its Plant 1 foundry in Waupaca, WI. 这是美国首个此类项目.
An addition to the industrial park plant of Waupaca Foundry doubles iron casting production capacity at the plant. A conversion creates a 2-cupola operation and the plant becomes what is known today as Plant 2/3.
1970 - 1980
Clifford Schwenn (pictured) retired and Donald Brunner then became President of Waupaca Foundry, 公司.
宣布了在威斯康辛州东北部建造新工厂的计划. 4号工厂建在马里内特, WI, 并且专门从事以前工厂没有的工艺. 马里内特工厂的设计熔化速度为每小时12吨.
The Schwenn family donated the original plot of land where Pioneer Foundry was built to the City of Waupaca. 那块地被改成了城市公园.
唐·布伦纳建造了btc365平台, Clifford Schwenn and Otto Rusch purchased a single foundry located in Waupaca, 威斯康辛州. 他一直在努力让btc365平台变得更好. If one person can be credited with establishing the deep-rooted culture of continuous improvement and innovation; it was Don. 如果唐不能按他想要的方式去做，他就自己去做. 看看唐·布鲁纳是如何建立创新的遗产和文化的.
1980 - 1990
唐纳德·布伦纳(图)担任首席执行官, while Gary Thoe is elevated to President and Chief Operating Officer of Waupaca Foundry, 公司.
1990 - 2000
在btc365平台推行改善培训, a program that brings together five or six employees from different departments as a team, to work on creative problem solving and new ways to improve production and the flow of materials.
Gary Thoe became President and Chief Executive Officer of Waupaca Foundry following the retirement of Don Brunner.
The largest vertical molding machine in the world was installed at Tell City, IN. The machine was named “The Super Ox” and was designed and built by Waupaca Foundry employees. The addition brought the total number of vertical molding machines company-wide to 29, 每小时的处理能力超过380吨, making Waupaca Foundry the largest non-captive iron foundry in the world with more than 2,300名员工.
2000 - 2010
Construction began on Waupaca Foundry Plant 6, located in Etowah, TN.
Gary Gigante is appointed President and Chief Executive Officer of ThyssenKrupp Waupaca.
2010 - 2020
Production resumes at Plant 6 foundry in Etowah, TN; adds 20,000 sq. ft. 生产球墨铸铁的制造空间.
Private equity firm,KPS Capital Partners acquires ThyssenKrupp Waupaca. 关闭后，公司更名为Waupaca Foundry, 公司.
btc365平台被普罗特尔公司收购. (原日立金属). The post-merger integration creates a global leader that is well-positioned to capitalize on favorable megatrends in the industry by bringing together complementary product offerings, 优秀的开发能力, 以及服务于高增长领域的领先技术.
总裁兼首席运营官Mike Nikolai被任命为首席执行官. 35年的老兵加里·吉甘特退休了.
Operations expand into 密歇根’s Upper Peninsula with the opening of a new facility located in Ironwood to process iron castings produced at its Waupaca, 威斯康星州. 植物. 建设于2019年初开始.
Waupaca Foundry opens its second machining operation adjacent to its Plant 2/3 gray iron foundry in Waupaca, 威斯康辛州. The plant CNC machines brake components for the commercial vehicle market.
2023年1月4日，收购日立金属股份有限公司. by Bain Capital and other minor investors was completed and the new company, Proterial用虚拟的Day 1仪式来庆祝. btc365平台仍归普罗特公司所有.