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AB&I Foundry Featured News

  • Manufacturing in the East Oakland Community, Protects the Environment03/31/2020

    Publisher: Oakland Business Review

    Americans have become keenly aware of the loss of manufacturing jobs across every region of the country, and the impact these losses have
    had on the economy in many communities, especially Oakland. There is a renewed call for businesses to manufacture in the United States
    and for consumers to buy American-made products.

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    Publisher: Oakland Business Review

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  • Incremental Improvements, Lasting Results08/22/2018

    Publisher: Modern Casting

    Incremental Improvements, Lasting Results

    Shannon Wetzel, Managing Editor - August 22, 2018

    At AFS Corporate Member AB&I Foundry (Oakland, California), the walls do talk. The exterior of the McWane company’s plant, stretching across nearly an entire block, memorializes the history and people who worked there in a vast, colorful mural. The founder’s face and other past leaders’ faces are there, but so are the faces of machine operators, maintenance crew, and HR staff. One of the final panels depicts a large hole blasted through the wall to show a painting of the operations inside.

    AB&I general manager Michael Lowe said it symbolized the company’s decision to open up more to the surrounding neighborhood.    

    “To run a foundry in this modern era, you have to be open to the community, and create a community for your vendors, customers, and each and every team member,” Lowe said.

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  • Advertisement06/01/2018

    Made in America - Proud Team Members Series #6

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    Made in America - Proud Team Members Series #5

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  • Case Study: The Quincy04/13/2018


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  • Case Study: U.S. Bank Stadium02/01/2018


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    Made in America - Proud Team Members Series #4

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    Made in America - Proud Team Members Series #3

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    Made in America - Proud Team Members Series #2

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McWane Featured News

  • Oakland Grown AB&I Foundry Celebrated its 113th Year08/24/2019

    Publisher: Post News Group

    The Post News Group featured AB&I Foundry's Open House on Saturday, August 17. Nearly a thousand people turned out to celebrate 113 years of operation in East Oakland.

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  • AB&I Celebrates With East Oakland Community08/21/2019

    Publisher: PR Newswire

    AB&I Foundry hosted an event this past Saturday, August 17th at their facility on San Leandro Street. Nearly a thousand people turned out to celebrate 113 years of operation in East Oakland. 

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  • Early Career Ambassadors Offer Their Insights09/17/2017

    Publisher: East Bay Advanced Manufacturing Partnership

    Early Career Ambassadors Offer Their Insights — The East Bay Advanced Manufacturing Partnership

    About this time last year, EBAMP collaborated with the California Community Colleges, the Manufacturing Institute, and the NAM to launch the Bay Area chapter of the Dream it. Do it. network.

    Once the steering committee chose to move forward with the Ambassador program as its initial foray, we piqued the interests of manufacturers across the region to participate in the program in order to connect with students in nearby schools. With support from AMTAC and the region’s Workforce Boards, we kicked off the effort in February (blog post).

    Since then, seventeen Ambassadors from five companies have interacted with over 650 students, 3 dozen educators, and others through classroom discussions and career fairs in Martinez, Pittsburg, Clayton, Oakland, San Lorenzo, and Hayward. Two Ambassadors even came to speak to fellow manufacturers and other attendees at an EBAMP meeting early in the spring.

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  • Carrying on a Legacy12/01/2014

    Publisher: The Wholesaler

    The legacy of today’s AB&I Foundry is wrapped in a quilt that includes the entrepreneurship of a young Joseph Boscacci pursuing his dreams, a devastating earthquake, World War II and unstable economic conditions. All that, and much more, are at the heart of AB&I Foundry.

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