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who have contributed a significant amount of employee time and company resources to the society and the metalcasting industry through involvement in AFS volunteer activities with the Corporate Contribution Award. Tis year,Foseco (Cleve- land) was given the honor.


Applied Research and Taylor Awards


Te AFS Applied Research Award, which is given to the


principle investigators of AFS-funded research projects and the companies that collaborate with them to transfer research to the industry, was presented to Yemi Fasoyinu, CanmetMA- TERIALS; David Weiss, Eck Industries Inc.; Jitendra Shah, Product Development & Analysis LLC; and Rob Bailey, Tooling & Equipment International for the project “Perma- nent Mold Casting of a Structural Component from Al Alloy 206” that was sponsored by AFS Division 2. Te Howard F. Taylor Award, in recognition of the paper having the greatest long-range technical significance in the field of cast metals technology, went to Bruno Bourassa, Danny Jean, J. Fred Major of Rio Tinto Alcan for their work “Alloy Develop- ment for Highly Stressed Diesel Engine Cylinder Heads.”


Safety Awards Te AFS Millionaires Safety Award was given to


the following AFS Corporate Members for achieving a million man-hours or more worked without incurring a lost-time injury or illness during the calendar year 2015: • Neenah Foundry Co. (Neenah, Wisconsin): 5 mil- lion man-hours.


• Southwest Steel Casting Co. (Longview, Texas): 2 million man-hours.


• Grede LLC-St. Cloud (St. Cloud, Minnesota): 2 million man-hours.


• John Deere Foundry (Waterloo, Iowa): 1 million man-hours.


• MetalTek International-Carondelet Division (Pevely, Missouri): 1 million man-hours.


• MetalTek International-Wisconsin Centrifugal Division (Waukesha, Wisconsin): 1 million man- hours.


• U.S. Pipe Mini Mill (Bessemer, Alabama): 1 million man-hours.


New Leadership Congress also marks the transition to a new AFS


President. Patricio Gil, CEO, Blackhawk de Mexico (Santa Catarina, Nuevo Leon, Mexico) assumes the role of AFS President from Immediate Past President Jeff Cook, vice president of sales and marketing, Eagle Alloy (Muskegon, Michigan). Jean Bye, president and CEO, Dotson Iron Castings (Mankato, Minnesota) has assumed the position of AFS 1st Vice President. Peter C. Reich, director, Laempe Reich (Trussville, Alabama) is 2nd Vice President. Te 122nd Metalcasting Congress will be held in 2018


in Fort Worth, Texas. Te next CastExpo will take place April 27-30, 2019, in Atlanta.


Rod Naro delivers his Golden Anniversary paper during a technical session at the 121st Metalcasting Congress in Milwaukee.


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