3315 - Foundries
Top Businesses by Annual Sales for 3315 – Click for Complete Profiles:
|Precision Castparts Corp||Pace Industries LLC|
|Chicago Bridge & Iron Co Del||Kpi Intermediate Holdings Inc|
|Newell Operating Company||Koch Enterprises Inc|
|Howmet Holdings Corporation||Victaulic Company|
|Matthews International Corp||Consolidated Metco Inc|
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.