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The importance of the casting industry

How does the casting industry fuel everyday life, the economy, and many other industries? Driving the economy Since 1991, ninety percent of all durable goods produced each year incorporate cast metal components. Twenty-eight years ago, U.S. metal casting was a $19 billion dollar industry. Since then, its annual revenue has more than doubled to $33.7 billion. It provides 200,000 direct jobs and even more indirectly through its supply chain (Kaempf, 1993; AFS, 2019). For an industry primarily dominated...
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How long have we been here?

We don’t know the exact date! Our oldest records track back to the 1840s, but we can’t seem to find the precise date that PMC had its start. That’s how you know we’ve been here a long time! Learn more about our history here. We have been casting parts in the 150-5000 pound range since the 1960s. Management The management staff at our PA office has more than 200 decades of combined foundry experience, giving you the confidence...
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PMC has a rich history

PMC traces its roots back to the 1840s. Here are just a few highlights. 2021 Penn-Mar joins The Lawton Standard Co. family Alex Lawton, CEO of The Lawton Standard Co., said, “the addition of Penn-Mar Castings to our platform and especially the Iron Group creates a truly next-level offering. The combination with The C.A. Lawton Co. and its De Pere, WI and Minster, OH operations provides a combination of scope and reliability that will be valued by many.”...
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Penn-Mar Castings updates their Conflict Minerals Policy

We’re proud to support the SEC and the Dodd-Frank Act. Click to view the PDF version of our updated policy. The details of the policy are below. In 2010 the President of the United States signed into law the Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act, also known as the Dodd-Frank Act.  This law enabled the Securities and Exchange Commission to enact rules requiring manufacturing companies to report the use of “conflict minerals” in their products.  Conflict minerals...
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Penn-Mar and metal casting fun facts

PMC employees are happy PMC offers comprehensive onboarding and benefits at 60 days. Our continuous training and fantastic culture is evidence by our average employee tenure of eleven years. The management staff at our PA office has more than 200 decades of combined foundry experience. Casting is good for the economy and the planet According to the American Foundry Society (AFS), in an article entitled Metalcasting Facts and Tidbits written for Manufacturing Day 2019, every dollar that’s spent...
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Team building with The Lawton Standard Co. family of companies

To build any team, members need to know and understand the capabilities of each member. Anyone who has been on a team, whether a sport, business organization, or even a volunteer group, understands that everyone has different strengths and skills to bring to the effort.  The Lawton Standard Co. recognized that to join four distinctly different foundry organizations, the strengths, and skills of the managers need to be understood by the leadership team. This led The Lawton Standard...
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Kaizen success at Penn-Mar

The Lawton Standard Co. held an intercompany kaizen event during the week of April 12-16 at Penn-Mar Castings, LLC in Hanover, PA. This was a first for Penn-Mar since joining The Lawton Standard family of foundries in February 2021. Participants from all the Lawton family sites were involved in this exciting project. As the first kaizen event at Penn-Mar, the team chose a 6S project on the grinding room.  At first, the leadership team viewed this selection as...
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2020 Anniversaries

Congratulations on these milestones reached in 2020 by our loyal employees 30 YearsJoey Storm 10 YearsBrian Miller
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2019 Anniversaries

Congratulations on milestones reached in 2019 by our loyal employees! 45 YearsLenny Foltz 40 YearsPhil Laughman 25 YearsRichard Bosley 15 YearsMark Gorman Nathaniel Peck 5 YearsChristie Kennedy
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