History 2010 to Current | Waupaca Foundry

our legacy

​​​History 2010-Current

Waupaca Foundry: A legacy of getting the job done


​Production resumes at Plant 6 foundry in Etowah, TN; adds 20,000 sq. ft. of manufacturing space for ductile iron production.


Private equity firm, ​​KPS Capital Partners acquires ThyssenKrupp Waupaca. Upon closing, the Company was renamed Waupaca Foundry, Inc.



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.