Wabash Castings, Wisconsin Aluminum Foundry Celebrate New Partnership
16 Jun 2021
Wabash County, IN __Grow Wabash County had the honor of joining Wabash Castings LLC and Wisconsin Aluminum Foundry (WAF) for a ribbon-cutting ceremony on Wednesday, June 16 to celebrate the successful acquisition of Wabash Castings by WAF.
Wabash Castings was acquired by WAF on April 1, 2021 in the interest of expanding the foundry’s production growth, primarily in the markets of electric vehicle and consumer goods.
“We are thrilled to bring Wabash Castings into the WAF family,” Sachin Shivaram, CEO of Wisconsin Aluminum Foundry, said. “The depth of talent and know-how at Wabash is impressive. Their facility forms a perfect complement to our existing breadth of production lines, giving us an exciting new option to offer customers as part of our portfolio of solutions. We are looking forward to being an active member of the Wabash community.”
Following the acquisition of Wabash Castings, WAF announced the expansion of 401k benefits for all employees and an immediate wage increase of $2 per hour for hourly employees. The company has also agreed to pay medical insurance premiums for all employees for the remainder of 2021 and monthly $400 childcare reimbursements for employees with children.
“It is a new beginning for us to be part of the WAF family and the Wabash Castings’ employees are excited and happy about it,” Pat Meredith vice president and general manager for Wabash Castings LLC, said. “The WAF culture and values are driving a renewed family atmosphere in the plant. We will continue to produce and provide high quality aluminum castings to the market place and with WAF we have new and different markets and customers and look forward to the future growth with them.”
Starting June 14, the company also transitioned to 10-hour, 4-day work week model and WAF has emphasized a desire to become engaged with the Wabash County community.
Wabash Castings is also currently hiring for general foundry production and maintenance positions. Interested candidates can apply at www.wabashcastings.com/careers.