Columbus Castings’ 799 jobs in jeopardy as a buyer for

Columbus Castings, the largest steel foundry in the nation, has told its employees they could lose their jobs, although efforts are underway to sell and continue with the business.

Executives south manufacturer and employer of 799 workers on Wednesday informed employees about the developments and is expected to formally notify them earlier Thursday, said Nick Crandall, human resources manager Columbus Castings’. The company must inform the State that the jobs could be in jeopardy if the plant is closed. Employers with more than 100 workers are required to give notice 60 days ahead of major layoffs or closings.

But can the company could save Parsons Avenue, Columbus Castings working with a potential buyer is willing to continue operations, the company said employees, and it is still running three shifts working and taking orders. Alternative financing is another option that could affect the future operations.

Whether the plant is saved or not, it’s a stunning reversal for a company that in 2014 due to 550 jobs over three years with the help of state incentives and city tax, the mayor drew notice and governor of Ohio. If the plant is lost, it would be a major blow to efforts on the south side of the city redevelopment.

A regulatory filing Thursday indicated that the workers would be dismissed starting June 21 and be gone by July 5.

Columbus is manufacturing Castings last vestige of the city, operating under different owners since the late 19th century. Its latest owner, New York private equity firm protostar Partners, a consortium run metallurgy similar businesses through Constellation Venture LLC, was recapitalized in February.

Moody’s Investors Service said the move was made “to avoid payment default event given the company’s limited sources of liquidity.”

Observed the plant revitalization effort of 1 million-square-foot location on 88 acres as the key to reform rough surrounding neighborhood.

Renewed shale oil and gas development and rail business helped drive to Columbus Castings, but activity has fallen off since the company announced its plans at the end of 2014 employment growth.


Casting Quality

There are numerous opportunities for things to go wrong in casting operation, resulting in quality defects in the cast product.

Defects solutions:

1) Misruns (due to rapid solidification second).

2) Cold shuts (due to rapid solidification prior to complete filling of the mold)

3) Cold shots (because globules splattered metal during pouring).

4) shrinkage cavity (due to lack of riser system).

5) Microporosity (due to localized solidification shrinkage).

6) hot tearing (due to the death to prevent shrinkage).

Defects associated with sand molds:

1) beat Sand.

2) pinholes.

3) Sand wash.

4) Scabs.

5) Penetration.

6) Mold change.

7) Change Core.

8) Mold crack.

Inspection methods:

1) Visual Inspection to detect obvious faults such as Misruns, surface flaws.

2) Dimensional measurements to ensure tolerances are met.

3) metallurgical, chemical, physical, and other tests related to quality.

a) Test to teaks pressure in finding solutions.

b) radiographic methods of magnetic particle tests, using fluorescent penetrants, and supersonic test to detect surface or internal defects in casting.

c) Test Mechanical properties such as tensile strength and hardness determination.

If defects are out but not too serious, can often save on the casting welding, grinding or other salvage methods agreed by the customer.


Castings must undergo a heat treatment to achieve the specified mechanical properties

All castings must undergo a heat treatment to achieve the specified mechanical properties. Unless otherwise stated in the survey and order or agreed upon between the buyer and the manufacturer, all cast parts, must be properly “heat treated to make them tough and ductile. This treatment consists of uniformly heat the castings to a suitable temperature, holding them until they are evenly heated throughout, and their temper with a minimum time lag in water for a minimum temperature of 1 040 c. The water must be stirred so as to avoid the formation of a blanket of steam around flows during tempering. In the case of students from 4 castings, alternatively they can be cooled air to the top 1 040 c If the maximum cutting thickness does not exceed 60 mm and if so agreed between the parties. All test bars must be properly marked identify with the castings they represent.

1 all castings, shall be free from defects that harm machining or usefulness of castings.

2 when it is necessary to remove the throws or doors to flame or arc, or a combination thereof, or by any 2

3 castings, must be heat-treated in a well built oven, with adequate means of temperature control, which would enable all castings to be heated uniformly to the necessary temperature.