How Experienced Employees Have Positioned State Line for Success

How Experienced Employees Have Positioned State Line For Success

Retaining Experienced Employees Ensures High Quality, Short Lead Times The foundry industry is booming today, but that hasn’t always been the case. There were slowdowns just last year– and a full-blown recession in 2008-2009. These tough times shaped how State Line Foundries manages its workforce during industry downturns. And it’s a big reason that the…

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Big Foundry Services In A Short-line Package

Big Foundry Services In A Short Line Foundry

OEMs are faced with a Goldilocks problem.  They often require a large foundry that can produce big volumes of parts, plus sophisticated services like mold flow analyses and testing. But big foundries tend to be slow-moving and inflexible, with long lead times and strict production requirements.  Short-line foundries are often much more flexible and responsive,…

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Need Emergency Castings? State Line Can Help!

Emergency Castings

The crew at State Line Foundries is very familiar with these emergency scenarios: A warehouse employee has discovered, to his dismay, an empty shelf. An overseas shipment is finally located and … is still overseas. A production manager takes a hard look at the limited number of castings in the supply chain and fears his…

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Choosing the right material for your pattern tooling

Choosing The Right Material For Your Pattern Tooling

What’s the best material to use for your pattern tooling? That depends on numerous factors, including estimated annual usage (EAU), the geometry of the part and the durability required.  Helping customers work through the trade-offs of material, cost and lead times is something that State Line Foundries’ sales manager and estimator Dave Murphy does intuitively…

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5 advantages that make State Line Foundries worth a look

5 Advantages That Make State Line Foundries Worth A Look

When you need a quick delivery or complex, technically challenging castings produced, where can you turn? Most large, automated foundries shy away from such projects, preferring to focus on the “sure thing” of high-volume, low-cost commodity castings to keep their large pouring infrastructure busy. On the other end of the scale, most small “mom-and-pop” foundries…

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