3315 - Foundries
Top Businesses by Annual Sales for 3315 – Click for Complete Profiles:
|Chicago Bridge & Iron Co Del||Newell Operating Company|
|Howmet Holdings Corporation||Waupaca Foundry Inc|
|Howmet Corporation||Consolidated Metco Inc|
|Koch Enterprises Inc||Pace Industries Holdings Inc|
|Form Technologies Inc||Consoldted Precision Pdts Corp|
This industry group comprises establishments primarily engaged in pouring molten metal into molds or dies to form castings. Establishments making castings and further manufacturing, such as machining or assembling, a specific manufactured product are classified in the industry of the finished product. Foundries may perform operations, such as cleaning and deburring, on the castings they manufacture. More involved processes, such as tapping, threading, milling, or machining to tight tolerances, that transform castings into more finished products are classified elsewhere in the Manufacturing sector based on the product made.
Establishments in this industry group make castings from purchased metals or in integrated secondary smelting and casting facilities. When the production of primary metals is combined with making castings, the establishment is classified in Subsector 331, Primary Metal Manufacturing, with the primary metal made.