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Effort Foundry CEO Charlie Hamburg speaks with Jack Bosley in the quality area, while Brian Derbyshire smiles for the camera. Amanda Black (l), Stephanie Seidel, and Jeff Ferris in the new finishing area, opened in the summer of 2009. Bob Houck walks a few foundry school attendees through Effort's recently added finishing area. Foundry School begins, following breakfast at Gaetano's. A few Effort customers learn the ins and outs of patternmaking.

Foundry School

On September 15, Effort's plant supervisors hosted the second Foundry School, held at Gaetano's in Bath, PA.

The event opened with a lively session intended to instruct and enlighten customers about the finer points of the casting process. From pattern creation to finished casting, the fifty-eight men and women at Gaetano's got an overview of our testing and x-ray capabilities. Following the initial session, Effort Foundry President Bill Easterly showed core- and sand samples, and Kyle Hamburg walked attendees through a detailed melt simulation video.

The day continued with a tour of the Effort facility, including a walk through the recent plant expansion.

Over lunch at Gaetano's, CEO Charlie Hamburg spoke to attendees before unveiling our new website. The afternoon wrapped up with a golf outing at Southmoore Golf Club.

We encourage any and all casting users to call or email if you are interested in attending one of our in-depth Foundry Schools. The course covers pattern construction, foundry engineering principles, mold- and coremaking, casting processing (blast-grind-weld), and inspection techniques (including all non-destructive methods).

Courses are offered at no cost, at our facility or yours; of the hundreds of users who have been through our foundry school, we have yet to disappoint!