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  • Waupaca Foundry Names CFO, Vice President of Finance. Rob Johnson Succeeds Michael Pawielski

    ​Waupaca, Wis., December 31, 2014—Waupaca Foundry, the largest producer of gray iron, ductile iron and compacted graphite iron castings in the world, named Roland (Rob) Johnson, chief financial officer and vice president of finance for the company. Johnson succeeds Michael Pawielski who retired on December 31, 2014.​

  • Wapaca Foundry Aquired By Hitachi Metals. ​​Alignment Positions Foundry For Global Growth

    Waupaca, Wis., November 10, 2014— Waupaca Foundry, Inc. announced today the completion of its acquisition by Hitachi Metals. Waupaca Foundry, Inc. is the world’s largest producer of ductile iron and gray iron castings. Hitachi Metals is a world leader in material development and materials technology and has expanded to become a high-functional material provider serving a wide array of industries since its beginnings in 1910.

  • Waupaca Foundry Helps Restore Rescues Used On 9/11. Ductile Iron Torque Plates Preserve Decommissioned Vehicles.

    ​Waupaca, Wis., September 8, 2014—Waupaca Foundry, Inc., the world’s largest producer of ductile iron and gray iron castings, is part of 9/11 history. Employees at Plant 4 in Marinette, Wis., manufactured a specialty order of torque plates, which will be used to restore and preserve two rescue vehicles used in emergency response at World Trade Center on September 11, 2001.

  • Waupaca Foundry Enters Into Sale Agreement. Hitachi Metals, Ltd. To Purchase Ductile & Gray Iron Castings Supplier.

    Waupaca, Wis., August 19, 2014—Waupaca Foundry, Inc., the world’s largest producer of ductile iron and gray iron castings, today announced that Hitachi Metals, Ltd. has signed an agreement to acquire the company from its current owner, KPS Capital Partners, LP (KPS), a New York-based private-equity firm.

  • Waupaca Foundry Hosts Business Symposium. Businesses To Learn How To Recruit, Hire Veterans

    Marinette, Wis., August 4, 2014—Waupaca Foundry, the largest producer of ductile iron, compacted graphite iron and gray iron castings in the world, will host a free business symposium aimed at hiring and retaining veterans on Tuesday, August 5, 2014 at its Marinette plant. The event, entitled Hiring Veterans: "Recruit, Reshape and Retain" Business Symposium is held in conjunction with the Wisconsin Department of Veterans Affairs and will be the only seminar of its kind held in northeast Wisconsin.

  • Waupaca Foundry Earns Top Honors. Ductile Iron and Gray Iron Casting Foundry Named Supplier of the Year, Receives Environmental Award

    ​Waupaca, Wis., May 19, 2014—Waupaca Foundry, the largest producer of ductile iron and gray iron castings in the world, was named supplier of the year for the third time from American Valve & Hydrant and recognized for environmental stewardship by Kawasaki Motors Manufacturing Corp.


  • Waupaca Foundry Earns Hire Power Award by Inc. Magazine

    ​Waupaca, Wis., October 24, 2013Waupaca Foundry is featured in the second annual Inc. magazine Hire Power Awards, recognizing the private businesses that have generated the most jobs in the past 18 months. From January 1, 2012 to June 30, 2013, Waupaca Foundry generated 414 jobs placing first among Wisconsin honorees and ranking 29th among job creators nationally. Waupaca Foundry produces gray iron and ductile iron castings. It operates four iron foundry plants in Wisconsin, one plant each in Tell City, Indiana and Etowah, Tennessee and employs more than 3,700 nationally.

  • Waupaca Foundry Named Supplier of the Year

    ​Waupaca, Wis., July 17, 2013Kawasaki Motors Manufacturing Corporation, U.S.A. (KMM), located in Maryville, MO,  has named Waupaca Foundry Inc. winner of its 2012 Supplier of the Year award, the only company to receive this recognition.

  • Joint Media Statement from Waupaca Foundry and Stewart Industrial

    Tell City, Ind., ​​July 8, 2013—Representatives of Stewart Industrial and Waupaca Foundry are distressed by this weekend’s fatal incident at the Tell City, IN plant. Bobby E. Felty, 45, of Owensboro, Ky., was an employee of Stewart Industrial and died Saturday after a fall in the foundry.

  • Waupaca Foundry Donations Help Wisconsin DNR. Effort Will Help Re-stock Water With Brown Trout

    Waupaca, Wis., April 29, 2013—The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (WDNR) will get assistance from Waupaca Foundry in building fish habitat and restocking fish populations this spring. Starting in early May, WDNR workers will use the docking facilities at Waupaca Foundry’s Marinette plant to stock fish in the Bay of Green Bay. In past years, WDNR workers have released yearling fish further upstream on the Menominee River, but dredging operations and low water levels require releasing the fish closer to the mouth of the river.

  • Waupaca Foundry Gains Community Awards. Iron Foundry Named Large Business of The Year and Best Place To Work

    ​Waupaca, Wis., March 21, 2013—Waupaca Foundry, Inc. was named Large Business of the Year for 2013 by the Waupaca Area Chamber of Commerce. The award was presented in the Chamber’s annual banquet on January 24, 2013. To qualify, the company must be in business for five or more years, have more than 20 employees, provide community service and enrich life in the community.

  • Waupaca Foundry recognized for energy efficiency. Iron castings manufacturer is part of United States Energy Department’s Better Buildings, Better Plants Program

    Officials at Waupaca Foundry, Inc., have received a commendation from the U.S. Department of Energy’s Better Buildings, Better Plants Program. In this program, companies voluntarily make energy efficiency a business goal, establish energy management plans and commit to reduce the energy intensity of manufacturing operations by 25% over 10 years.

  • ThyssenKrupp Waupaca Under New Ownership, Announces Name Change to Waupaca Foundry, Inc.

    Waupaca Foundry, Inc., formerly ThyssenKrupp Waupaca, announced today the completion of its acquisition by KPS Capital Partners, LP. Upon closing, the Company was renamed Waupaca Foundry, Inc.. Financial terms of the transaction were not disclosed.

  • ThyssenKrupp Sells ThyssenKrupp Waupaca Inc. to KPS Capital Partners. ​KPS Commits to Pursuing Continuity and Further Growth

    ThyssenKrupp AG, a global materials and technology group based in Essen, Germany, announced today the sale of ThyssenKrupp Waupaca Inc., its U.S. foundry business, to an affiliate of KPS Capital Partners, LP (KPS), a New York-based private-equity firm. A “Stock Purchase Agreement” (SPA) signed by both parties was approved by the ThyssenKrupp AG Supervisory Board earlier today.


  • Innovative Casting Earns ThyssenKrupp Waupaca International Award


    ThyssenKrupp Waupaca, the largest producer of gray, ductile and compacted graphite iron in the world, received special recognition in an international casting award competition. The NEWCAST Award, presented by Messe Düsseldorf, the German Foundry Association and the German Foundrymen’s Society, highlights castings that illustrate the advantages of cast components over other manufacturing methods. Innovative castings are recognized in three categories; this year ThyssenKrupp Waupaca was honored in a special award.

    The same gray iron casting also received a Best-in-class Award in the 2011 American Foundry Society/Metal Casting Design & Purchasing Casting Competition.
For media inquiries, please contact:
James Newsome 
Waupaca Foundry, Inc.
Telephone: +1 920-224-2096