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Post by RONALD »

Here is an AFS email I received today, it may be of interest.

The way I copied it clicking probably won't work, but there should be no problem inquiring your local PBS about times showing:

AFS, FEF Team Up on PBS Video Highlighting Modern Metalcasting
(SCHAUMBURG, IL, Aug. 10, 2023) — Television viewers nationwide will soon get a glimpse of the exciting world of metalcasting thanks to a fast-paced video from the American Foundry Society and the Foundry Educational Foundation.

“Spotlight on the Modern Metalcasting Industry” is a five-minute educational video that will be seen by 3 to 4 million viewers through more than 300 airings on local PBS affiliates throughout the U.S. during the first 90 days alone. The video provides an illuminating overview of the metalcasting process, underscores the importance of castings in daily life, emphasizes the contributions of North American castings to the global supply chain, and highlights rewarding careers within the foundry sector.

The video was produced by AFS and FEF in partnership with Trivue Entertainment, a leading media production company specializing in educational programming.

"Modern metalcasting is a $48 billion industry, producing highly engineered castings that are essential to our modern way of life,” said AFS CEO Doug Kurkul. “Our supply-chain security and national security both depend on a strong domestic metalcasting industry, which provides superb career opportunities. All of these messages are emphasized in the new video. We are grateful to FEF for partnering with us on this significant project."

In addition to the airings on PBS, the video will be made available as follows:
Online, including YouTube, LinkedIn, and Facebook for general viewership.
To all 39 AFS regional chapters, 45 student chapters, and FEF-affiliated schools.
To metalcasters and suppliers, for use in MFG Day programming or career day programming.
In the AFS Institute’s “Introduction to Metalcasting” course.
And to other industry friends and allies.

For further information about metalcasting, please click here.

The American Foundry Society is a dynamic technical and advocacy organization that serves and represents the $46 billion metalcasting industry. AFS is the only association serving the entire industry, including all metals and processes, with a three-part focus on advocacy, education, and innovation. AFS also publishes Modern Casting and Casting Source magazines and presents Metalcasting Congress and CastExpo, the largest metalcasting trade events in North America. Founded in 1896, the organization is based in Schaumburg, Illinois, with an advocacy office in Washington, D.C. More information is available at
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Post by Dick_Morris »

It's on Youtube. Search for “Spotlight on the Modern Metalcasting Industry.”
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