Our Company – About Us
Waupaca Foundry, a
Hitachi Metals Group
company, produces best-in-class gray iron, ductile iron, austempered ductile iron and compacted graphite iron castings at seven,
state-of-the-art foundries in North America.
Waupaca Foundry is committed to relentless improvement, forward-thinking sustainability initiatives, and providing a reliable experience to the millions who use products with castings every day. Our goal is to employ
individuals who take pride in manufacturing ductile iron and gray iron castings within a culture of continual innovation.
For our customers, suppliers and workforce, we commit ourselves to continuous improvement initiatives and a dedication to advancing technology, safety and productivity.
Waupaca Foundry produces iron castings, focusing on transportation, construction, agriculture and industrial markets worldwide.
Waupaca Foundry embraces lean manufacturing techniques in all of its facilities, and manages other value added services for customers. Customers’ expectations are met through innovative technology, continuous improvement culture, and the efforts of dedicated, motivated, highly trained work force.
Waupaca maintains strong social and environmental commitments to its employees and communities, including: improvements sustained through green initiatives, a well-maintained and safe environment, and the encouragement of employees’ personal growth through advancement and continuing education.
Many Waupaca leaders started their careers here. The decades of insights they bring are crucial to making the highest quality castings.
The best castings come from the best people. Generations of skilled craftsmen are proud to have built their careers here. Waupaca offers its employees competitive pay and benefits, the opportunity for advancement, as well as professional and personal growth alongside an industry leader.
Persons seeking a career that provides a solid future are encouraged to
In 1955, Clifford Schwenn purchased Pearson Foundry Machine Shop and changed the name to Waupaca Foundry, Inc. During this period the foundry employed 13 people and poured 2-3 tons daily. Today, Waupaca Foundry has a melt capacity of 10,000 metric tons/day. Going strong for more than 60 years, Waupaca Foundry has a culture of continuous-improvement, a legacy of innovation, and a commitment to making the industry’s highest quality castings. Learn more about our rich