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Alcast is a permanent mold foundry located in Peoria, Illinois, with a sand casting operation in Galesburg, Illinois.
Alcast is rebranding FALCO by changing the name to Alcast Company Midwest Works LLC (Alcast-MW).
"Alcast-MW will be financially healthy immediately through significant capitalization with no bank debt existing on the company financial statements," Alcast said in a news release.
We plan to grow the business to better serve existing customers and new customers," said Steve Wessels, president, Alcast. "We believe current FALCO customers will benefit greatly from Alcast's influence on FALCO's current processes and offering the alternative of producing castings on the Alcast proprietary, electro-magnetic casting process.
Jim Jaszarowski of Caterpillar Global Purchasing presented the award to Allen Kapraun, Alcast's company quality manager, at the company's Illinois offices.
Jaszarowski also presented Steve Wessels, Alcast president, with a letter from Caterpillar Vice President Dan Murphy congratulating the metalcaster on attaining the certification, which is awarded to plants with "strong values and ethical principles in conducting business and a commitment to collaborate with Caterpillar's objective to implement a culture for zero defects across the supply base."
Permanent mold conglomerate Stahl Specialty Co., Kingsville, Mo., and Alcast Co., Peoria, Ill., have executed a strategic alliance that will allow technology and resource sharing between the companies.
According to a press release issued by Alcast, the alliance is intended to provide the companies' customer base with a complete sourcing option and reduce the risk of sourcing to multiple parties in a time of supply chain distress.
Alcast provides machined permanent mold castings through its proprietary bottom-fill, electromagnetic low pressure casting system and CNC turning.
Alcast Co., Peoria, Illinois, achieved its QS 9000:1998 requirement registration.