(WAUPACA, WIS.) April. 19, 2022— Waupaca Foundry will idle melt, molding and core room production and continue iron casting processing operations at its Etowah, Tennessee facility. Parts will transfer to Hitachi Metals, Ltd. operations, as well as to Waupaca Foundry plants located in Marinette, Wisconsin and Tell City, Indiana. The production shift aligns manufacturing efficiencies with market demand.
“Our responsibility to our customers and our team members rests on our long-term sustainability,” said Waupaca Foundry President, COO and CEO Mike Nikolai. “We will continue to supply the high quality cast and machined components and service that Waupaca is known for in the market.”
Waupaca Foundry is the leading supplier of cast and machined iron components for automotive, off-highway, commercial vehicle, and other industrial markets. Upon the production shift, Waupaca will operate five iron foundries with 1.4 million tons of capacity, as well as machining and casting finishing operations in the United States. The supplier has operated the ductile iron foundry in Etowah, Tennessee since 2001.