Waupaca Foundry: A legacy of getting the job done The history of Wisconsin’s manufacturing sector is linked to the growth and development of one foundry originally located along the banks of the Waupaca River. What started as a regional foundry has expanded to a nationwide supplier to heavy industry with durable products designed to for the agriculture, transportation, and retail sectors.
Waupaca Foundry is acquired by Hitachi Metals and joins Hitachi Metals’ High-Grade Functional Components Company. 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, outstanding development capabilities, and leading technology that serve high-growth areas.
President and COO, Mike Nikolai is named CEO. Thirty-five-year veteran, Gary Gigante retires.