Products and Services

If you or your business needs cast iron parts, we can help. We produce castings as small as a few ounces and as large as 100 pounds. We are capable of making castings of varying complexities, from castings that do not require a core to castings that require multiple cores or complex core assemblies.

Generations of knowledge since 1912

Our foundry is a fifth-generation owned and operated family business. That means our knowledge of the casting industry extends beyond the teachings of a classroom to knowledge that has been passed down, and added to, across five generations. Castings aren’t our job – they are our life.

Industries Served

  • Natural Gas
  • Petroleum
  • Agriculture
  • Transportation
  • Sporting and Athletics
  • Municipal
  • Food and Materials Processing
  • Hydraulics
  • IndustrialPumps
  • Compressors
  • Decorative Cast Iron Products
  • Electric Motors

Our Products

Items that we make include, but are not limited to:

  • Brake Components
  • Manifolds
  • Elbows
  • Meter Bars
  • Weights and Counterweights
  • Pump Housings
  • Gear Box Housings and End Plates
  • Motor Housings
  • Pillow Blocks and Flanges
  • Line Strainers
  • Bushings
  • Offsets
  • Manhole Covers, Rings, Frames, and Risers
  • Elbows
  • Emergency Shear Valves
  • Extractor Fittings
  • Fill Caps
  • Brackets
  • Woodworking Vice Components
  • Decorative Fencing
  • Impellers
  • Plugs and Screws
  • Valve Bodies
  • Petroleum Fittings

What is Gray Iron?

Gray iron is a type of iron named after the gray color of the fracture it forms. This color is caused by the presence of graphite in the casting. The mechanical properties of gray iron castings are determined by the size and shape of the graphite flakes in the microstructure, which are controlled by the materials that are melted together, the materials that are poured into the mold during the casting process, and by the pouring and cooling process itself.

Gray is the most common type of cast iron and the most widely used cast material. It is cost effective to cast and has excellent ability to dampen vibrations, which makes it ideal for use in machinery components. It has acceptable ductility, tensile strength, yield strength, and impact resistance for almost all applications. And, it can withstand drastic changes in the temperature and does not stress as easily. Unhardened gray iron can be more fragile than other cast metals because of the graphite structure; however, this structure is also what creates great wear resistance and vibration dampening.

Gray iron Gray iron is commonly used for housings where the stiffness of the component is more important than its tensile strength, such as internal combustion engine cylinder blocks, pump housings, valve bodies, electrical boxes, and decorative castings.

Gray Iron

ASTM A-48 SAEJ431 Minimum Tensile Strength BHN
20 G1800 20,000 120-187
25 G2500 25,000 170-229
30 G3000 30,000 187-241
35 G3500 35,000 207-255

Contact Us

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100 S. Commerce Street
P.O. Box 316
Galena, IL 61036-0316

(815) 777-0242