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Bender Foundry Service

Doug and Joyce Bender discovered a need by foundries for outsourced cores. So in 1990 they formed a corporation for the purpose of providing quality cores to the foundry industry. The business was opened in a 15,000 sq. ft. rented building, with one customer. After three years, Bender Foundry Service, Inc. (BFS) was moved to its current location at 1410 East SADC Avenue in Sigourney, Iowa in a 28,800 sq. ft. building. The new location afforded the Bender's the opportunity for growth as the demand for outsourced cores increased. Today, BFS operates out of a 69,928 sq. ft. facility in Sigourney, Iowa.


Leth Iron

LETH IRON was established in 1898 and we have been growing and improving ever since.

We take great pride in our company and the service we provide to our many loyal customers. From raw castings to fully machined and painted parts ready for installation on your equipment, we are your single source iron casting provider. Our continuous capital improvement program ensures we are at the leading edge of foundry technology. Robotic finishing, automated production systems, short lead times, and a highly motivated group of employees produce iron castings of the highest quality available, ensuring that we can meet your expectations the first time, and every time.

At the McWane Family of Companies, we cast ductile iron products — including pipe, valves, hydrants, fittings, and plumbing products — manufacture fire extinguishers, fire suppression systems, steel pressure vessels, and build network switches and monitoring equipment.

The company conducts business throughout North America and the world. Its major plants by industry include four pipe facilities, four valve and hydrant facilities, seven soil pipe and utility fittings facilities, seven tank manufacturing facilities, one fire extinguisher facility and five technology companies.

Technical Support Team

Ready when you need us- no matter what time that is

We bring unsurpassed service to keep your Laempe running smoothly and producing the cores you need. Machines will need service - when they do, we are here for you.

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Steve Wright

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Rochester Metal Products

Rochester Metal Products Corp. has been producing quality gray and ductile iron castings since 1937. Their 200,000 square foot facility is designed to serve a wide range of casting requirements from 1 pound to 40 pounds. They offer casting design assistance for new products, from original concept to prototyping and final production. Rochester Metal Products Corp. takes great pride in our more than seven decades of commitment to meeting customers' needs through short cycle times and on-time deliveries, joined by consistent quality and competitive prices.


Buck Company

Buck Company offers a unique experience for both ferrous and non-ferrous castings customers. ISO 9001:2008 certified, Buck Company pours Ductile Iron Castings, Malleable Iron Castings, Aluminum Castings, Bronze Castings and Brass Castings. Our integrated turnkey system combines In-house engineering, 60 + years of high quality manufacturing and state of the art CNC Machining to eliminate waste, drive down costs, and create a culture of continuous improvement.

With Buck our customers enjoy access to Rapid Prototype options, flexible production runs; 500 pcs/year or more, engineering support for complex geometry, automated molding machines & pour lines for high volume quantities, on site metallurgy & quality labs, and an exceptional customer service team that puts customer needs first. Buck has everything you need, prototype to production with the quality and value you deserve, from one reliable source. Welcome to Buck Company!

LaempeReich CoreRoom

We sell em - we use em

When we say you can run an efficient, profitable, quality coreroom using Laempe machines, we aren't telling you anything we don't do ourselves. We use Laempe core machines everyday. At the CoreRoom, we sell cores. Millions of cores. And we make them on Laempe CoreCenters. We wouldn't risk our business on any other machine. Our statistics are staggering. 99%+ a full-out job-shop coreroom. We have patented coating techniques, core prototyping, high production jobs, complex core assemblies, tooling support and maintenance all produced under repeatable, verifiable quality standards. We know what it costs to make a core. It's all we do. Whether sampling for your new core machine, prototyping for your next job, filling a void for a job you can't run, or needing cost reduction on a job you already make. We are your next core shop. Let us quote your next job.


Stahl Specialty Products

Stahl Specialty Company first opened its doors just after the end of World War II. Like most new businesses starting out after the war, the company began in one simple, rented room. Glenn Stahl was not only the owner, yet the only employee. In fact, 1946 – the company’s first year in business – had a total payroll of just $45.86.

Today, Stahl is a vertically integrated company that features world-class permanent mold and semi-permanent mold aluminum castings. Our in-house capabilities include castings, core making, heat treat, machining, X-Ray, dye penetrant, impregnation, leak testing, assembly, and other advanced quality systems.

Stahl is a full service high volume supplier to HVAC, heavy truck, automotive, marine, construction, agriculture, and food industries, and will soon grow in aerospace with its superior heat treatment operations.


Dotson Iron Castings

The Dotson Company has operated an iron foundry for more than 100 years. Our success is dependent on exceeding customers’ needs and expectations. We sincerely appreciate the opportunity to provide iron castings, machining, and value added services to your company. We want to provide each of our customers with great products in a fast, flexible and cost effective manner. Our vision to become the world’s most agile foundry and machining facility will help us attain this goal.

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Progressive Foundry

The goal of Progressive Foundry is to supply the highest quality gray and ductile iron castings to as broad a market as we can capably and ably serve. It is our pledge to operate within the parameters of Federal and Iowa statutes and to be unique in both the quality of our service and the quality of our product. It is important to us that through fairness and dedication we be respected by our employees, suppliers, competitors, customers, and perhaps most importantly, the community in which we live and work. With this in mind, we hope to create an environment in which our customers will be well-served, our employees can work safely and productively, and management can expect a fair return on investment.

Project Management

Working with you before and through your installation

For 75 years, we have done more than sell core machines. Way before we get an order, your project engineer provides a support system that doesn't leave you as long as you own your Laempe. Before the sale, our project team will work with you to lay out your machine, anticipate your civil engineering needs, review your tooling needs, and walk you through the installation planning program....and we may not even have the order yet. Upon order, our team provides you a GANTT chart for your planning and anticipation of arrival so you'll be ready when we arrive with your Laempe. Oh yea...we arrive with your Laempe and don't leave until you make cores.


Meteor Foundry Company

Serving the industry for almost half a century Meteor Foundry Co. delivers quality sand and gravity permanent mold castings in a wide range of certified Aluminum and Zinc alloy castings in sizes from ounces to 4000 lbs.

The company's success can be attributed to emphasis on process and technology supported by a team of experienced knowledgeable staff and professional management. We are committed to the strategy of advanced engineering and automation to provide you with outstanding value consistent quality and service while maintaining a healthy, safe work environment. This philosophy was the mission of its founder Mr. Erwin Wittich and continues to be practiced by the company President and owner Mr. Marcus Wittich.




Our company’s founder, John Michael Kohler, was an Austrian immigrant, a businessman and a visionary. In 1873 he purchased a foundry in rural Wisconsin that produced a variety of cast-iron and steel products.

Ten years later, Kohler took a product in his line, heated it to 1700°F and sprinkled it with enamel powder. Placing a picture of it in the center of his one-page catalog, he called it “a horse trough/hog scalder . . . when furnished with four legs will serve as a bathtub.” Kohler was in the plumbing business.

From those humble beginnings, our company has grown into a multifaceted global family of brands that lead the way to enhance our customers’ sense of gracious living.


M & H Valve

M&H Valve Company is a world-class manufacturer of fire protection and water distribution products, such as fire hydrants, butterfly valves, resilient wedge gate valves and check valves.

A staple of Anniston, Ala., since the mid-1920s, M&H Valve is a stable yet innovative company. While our product line is familiar to our customers throughout the United States and around the world, we strive to continually improve upon our successes to refine our current products while also seeking to offer new and diverse options in our industry. Since our inception, we have grown and expanded many times to adapt to ever-changing technological advances that have made our manufacturing process more effective and efficient.


The birthplace of great cores

A good core starts here. If you have a bad mix of sand and resin, you'll be gassing raw sand all day and it won't cure. We know LOI's and they don't get any better than this. We volumetrically measure sand and resin and additives - and not a single pump to calibrate....(because most foundries don't calibrate anyway). It can supply one or several machines.

Parts Support

With you 24/7

Your Laempe machine is the finest core machine in the world. Built with exacting qualities and engineering. It was also designed with parts that work well together. But like any machine, it will need parts to keep it that way. We have invested over $3,000,000 to have the right part - even the ones we don't make. We also know your Laempe machine won't always need a part in the middle of the day so we have a 24/7 parts hotline that will get you the right part when you need it. Our team is ready to answer any part questions you have to keep your Laempe running factory -new.


It just works.

The LFB is a solid core machine. Inch for inch it's the strongest, most robust core shooter on the planet. Four-post design, huge steel platform, chrome steel guides, vertical and horizontally parted, all under a simple touchscreen control system. Even the protective cabin is an integral part of the coreshooter so access is perfect for all your maintenance needs. The LFB comes with hydraulic clamping, hydraulic corebox latches, and an integrated gas generator. We run these at our CoreRoom and our machines have over 2 million cycles on them. This quickly became the industry standard for coreshooters.


AAM - Grede - Novocast

AAM is a premier, global leader in design, engineering, validation and manufacturing of driveline, metal forming, powertrain, and casting technologies for automotive, commercial and industrial markets. We have over 25,000 associates operating at more than 90 facilities in 17 countries to support our customers on global and regional platforms with a focus on quality, operational excellence and technology leadership.

Our commitment goes beyond simply making and delivering products. We deliver operational excellence by leveraging our global standards, policies and best practices across all disciplines. We recruit and retain world-class, creative and innovative associates who thrive when thinking outside of the box. We invest in state-of-the-art technology to elevate and strengthen our research, development and validation capabilities. We are dedicated to changing the way the world moves by designing, engineering and manufacturing technologies that make the automotive industry lighter, safer, more efficient and more powerful.


Kirsh Foundry

At Kirsh Foundry, quality, safety and service has been our mantra for the past four generations. Our family-owned and managed foundry has the cutting edge machinery and the flexibility to fulfill all your casting needs while helping you meet the requirements of your demanding customers.

Our foundry is dedicated to staying safe, clean and productive. The constant investment in state-of-the-art equipment through the years has kept Kirsh on the forefront of the industry.


FA Foundry

Fundición Águilas, known today as FA Foundry, was established in 1967 in Monterrey, Mexico.

We specialize in the production of gray and ductile or nodular castings, either raw or machined, and in close proximity to our clients.

We provide creative and profitable solutions that adapt to their business needs and guarantee the highest-quality products with significantly shorter delivery times and at the most competitive prices.



Edelbrock Corporation has six locations: Three in Torrance California, two in San Jacinto, California, and one in Sanford North Carolina totaling over 500,000 square feet. Torrance Headquarters include: R&D; manufacturing; state-of-the-art testing facilities, advertising and tech support. Less than a mile away is Russell Plumbing, our Distribution Center and Vic's Garage.

This location houses Vic's collection of street rods, classic cars, and the company archives containing our extensive collection of historic photos and memorabilia. Please give us a call and make an appointment if you would like to tour Vic's Garage.

Our Aluminum Foundries are located close by in San Jacinto. In 2008 we added a new Permanent Mold and Heat Treat facility next to our existing sand cast foundry, which has been called "the most state-of-the-art sand cast foundry west of the Mississippi." This investment in American facilities is part of our commitment to "Made in USA" products and performance.


ASK Chemicals

We aim at becoming the no. 1 full-range global supplier of chemicals and materials to the world’s foundry industry in size, reach and technological leadership.

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M & H Valve

M&H Valve Company is a world-class manufacturer of fire protection and water distribution products, such as fire hydrants, butterfly valves, resilient wedge gate valves and check valves.

M&H Valve takes pride in the dedication and loyalty of our team. It takes each and every person to maintain our successful operation and to provide our customers with a level of service and support that exceeds their expectations.

M&H Valve’s stability, integrity, superior service and commitment to quality provide a strong foundation for lasting relationships with our customers for generations to come.

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