History 1960-1970 | Waupaca Foundry

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​​​waupaca foundry History 1960-1970

Waupaca Foundry: A legacy of getting the job done


​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). By the eleventh year, 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. It is the first of its kind in the United States.


​​​Phillip W. Scott, President of The Budd Company in Troy, Michigan, announced that his company had acquired Waupaca Foundry, Inc. The move made Waupaca Foundry, Inc., a wholly-owned, independently operated subsidiary within The Budd Company automotive division.


​​​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.