Waupaca Foundry - Tell City
Plant 5 - Tell City, IN
Plant 5 is located on 170 acres outside the city limits of Tell City, IN and is 588,000 square feet with a workforce of 1,000 people. The plant was built in 1997 with expansions in 1999 and 2019, and incorporates robotics and automation to meet the evolving needs of its customers. Two cupola melt furnaces enable the plant to produce several types and grades of iron.
9856 State Highway 66
Tell City, IN 47586
Phone Number: +1 (812) 547-0700
Airports with service to area:
Louisville International Airport (SDF)
Evansville Regional Airport (EVV)
Central Time Zone (CST)
|Iron type:||Gray and Ductile iron|
|Casting size:||Gray - 8 lbs. - 220 lbs. / 4 kg – 100 kg
Ductile - 5 lbs. - 350 Lbs. / 2 kg – 160 kg
|Melt capacity:||80 tons per cupola per hour, or 160 tons per hour total|
|Molding:||Eight vertical molding machines
Gray - two 22 x 34 / 558 x 864 mm, one 32 x 38 / 813 x 965 mm, one 32 x 46 / 813 x 1168 mm
Ductile - two 28 x 34 / 558 x 864 mm and two 32 x 46 / 813 x 1168 mm
|Core types:||Isocure cold box and warm box|
|Markets served:||Light vehicle, commercial vehicle (Class 4-8 truck and trailer), agriculture, and construction|
|Products manufactured:||Brake rotors and drums, brake calipers, crankshafts, differential carriers, differential cases, and flywheel housings|
National Engineers Week: Jeffery Eubank
Jeffery Eubank, a project engineer at Waupaca Foundry in Tell City, Indiana, and a native to the state, has witnessed the advancements of the plant since it was built in 1997.
Ally Melby | Waupaca Foundry #culture #employee-spotlight #engineering #innovation #tellcity #wfnews
All Hands on Deck For Critical Cupola Replacement
Proactive planning and foresight, all-in collaboration, and effective communication resulted in success for a staggering undertaking: replacing one of two cupolas at Waupaca Foundry Plant 5 in Tell City, Indiana, and within a four-week window. The entire project was executed, though truly a “Herculean effort,” according to Bruce Tesch, Director of Melt and Manufacturing Processes, essentially due to the steady and dedicated efforts of all involved.
Janelle Bailey | Waupaca Foundry #iron-casting #tellcity #upgrade
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