The American Foundry Society was founded in 1896 and has grown to an international organization of approximately 10,000 members in 47 countries. The mission of the American Foundry Society today is “to provide and promote knowledge and services that strengthen the metal casting industry for the ultimate benefit of its customers and society.”
Established in 1943, the Non-Ferrous Founders’ Society (NFFS) is the principal North American trade association representing aluminum, brass and bronze foundries and ingot manufacturers.
Copper Development Association is a resource that provides information on Market Development/Defense, Technical Service to End-Users, Design Products and Technical Publications.
The Institute of Scrap Recycling Industries, Inc. (ISRI) is the “Voice of the Recycling Industry.” With 21 chapters nationwide and headquarters in Washington, D.C., ISRI represents more than 1,200 companies that process, broker, and consume scrap commodities, including metals, paper, plastics, glass, rubber, electronics, and textiles. The Institute provides education, advocacy, and compliance training, and promotes public awareness of the value and importance of recycling to the production of the world’s goods and services.