AFS, NADCA combine on government alliance

The American Foundry Society (AFS) Board of Directors has approved combining its federal government affairs services with the North American Die Casting Association (NADCA) effective July 1.

The collective effort will entail a coordinated, joint federal advocacy effort while maintaining each group’s status as separate organizations, and will be called the Metalcasters Alliance for Government Affairs. The Metalcasters Alliance for Government Affairs will continue to be represented by Waterman Associates, a Washington, D.C. firm.

The three common issues that Waterman Associates will continue to assist with include the Employee Free Choice Act (EFCA); Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA); and OSHA Reform.
In addition, a website has been created for the new alliance, detailing the latest news and government updates, including information on priority issues and important government related links. The website can be located at

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