WAUPACA – Waupaca Foundry is one of 137 nominees for the Wisconsin Manufacturers and Commerce (WMC) competition titled the “Coolest Thing Made in Wisconsin.” The competition highlights the state’s vibrant manufacturing industry, one that employs one in six people in the state. The contest has received nominations for products made from every corner of the state.
Waupaca Foundry has been nominated for its air disc brakes, an increasingly popular technology on commercial vehicle tractor and trailer braking systems. The manufacturer operates three foundries and one machining operation in Wisconsin where workers cast, CNC machine and finish gray and ductile iron castings.
The iron casting supplier’s components are used in automobiles, agricultural machinery, construction equipment, heavy trucks, rail, oil and gas and other industrial sectors. Waupaca Foundry is the largest metal caster in the world and employs 4,500 people nationwide.
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