Southwest Steel Casting
Company is composed of 6 separate
Plant 1 is the original Southwest Steel foundry.
It was built in 1971 as a green sand foundry. It
has been expanded twice in its history; in 1976
and 1998. From its original size of 17,000
square feet it is now 33,000 square feet which
includes a Furnace Department (with one arc and
two induction furnaces), Molding and Core
Making, Pouring and Shakeout areas, and a Sand
Reclamation System (attrition and thermal).
Plant 2 houses 84,000 square feet of
manufacturing floor space, which includes a
Furnace Department, Molding and Core Making,
Pouring and Shakeout areas, Sand Reclamation
System (both thermal and attrition), a Cleaning
Room (with heat treating, blasting equipment,
chipping, grinding, welding and painting),
Casting Inspection and Shipping dock.
The Services Building houses the Maintenance
department, Metallurgical Lab and Stores. It is
located centrally between Plants 1 and 2.
Generally, the Services Building's facilities
are open 24 hours a day to service plant
To better service customers needs, a pattern
storage building was built in late 1996. This
building is equipped with a fire suppression
system and located away from the foundries to
help protect the customers valuable patterns. In
1998, the pattern storage building as added on
to, doubling its size to 14,400 square feet.
In 1998, Southwest Steel Casting Company built a
6,000 sq. ft. Administrative Offices building.
The existing administrative office building was
renovated and converted into the Foundry
Offices. The Administrative Offices building
is used to house the Personnel, Sales,
Purchasing, Quality and Accounting departments.
In 1998, the existing administrative offices
building was renovated and converted into the
Foundry Offices. The Foundry Offices building
now includes the Plant, Melting, Maintenance,
Cleaning Room and Foundry managers alone with
the Environmental and Engineering departments.