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Services set FALCO apart

Mar 18, 2013
PHOTO SUBMITTED Fairfield Aluminum Castings Company management team with a few samples of the manufacturing company’s work.

Fairfield Aluminum Casting Company was featured in the February issue of the Mid-America Commerce & Industry magazine for “Doing Things Right Since 1946.”

The 67-year-old family-owned company in Fairfield is an aluminum casting job shop handling sand, permanent mold, rapid prototype and turn-key casting projects.

The American Foundry Society reports that since the beginning of the recession, North America has seen the loss of more than 150 metal casters, leaving about 2,060 metal casters in North America.

According to FALCO’s national sales manager Nicole Tedrow, FALCO attributes pulling through the downward economy to its diversification strategy serving multi-markets and its critical focus on continuous improvement processes.

“Our service sets us apart,” said Dick Hunt, president and son of the founder. “We tend to take on the more complex projects. Our team’s focus is on solving casting problems.”

FALCO offers design assistance, fluid flow analysis and secondary operations such as machining, assembly, painting, inserting, heat treat and impregnation, and it also can handle castings from a few ounces to 200 pounds in small to large quantities.

The American Foundry Society also reported the 2,060 metal casters in North America employ more than 200,000 people.

FALCO has 147 employees in two facilities, one in Fairfield and one in Clarence, Mo., filling more than 200,000 square feet of space.

According to Tedrow, to continue the growth of its employees, FALCO is sending a mix of management staff and operations employees to CastExpo April 6-9 in St. Louis. Sponsored by the American Foundry Society, the expo is the largest trade show and exhibition in North America for metal casting. It features more than 400 exhibiters from companies from across the globe, workshops and industry speakers.

FALCO has customers across North America and in several foreign countries. Those customers are in several different industries: off-road diesel, after-market automotive, power generation, medical, rail, agriculture, construction and heat transfer.

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