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American Foundry Society honors Grede for engine part developed with John Deere

Thursday, May 12, 2011

Deere partners with foundry to create an improved engine part.
Deere partners with foundry to create an improved engine part.

On Monday, May 9th, the American Foundry Society (AFS) was awarded "Best in Class" for its new component for the John Deere 9 liter IT4, lower-emissions engine, a Grede press release stated.

The engine part was chosen because it cuts costs through a lack of bolt-on components, a reduction of extraneous mass, and a lowering of draft when compared with traditional casting methods, the news release added.

The addition to the reduced-emissions engine was crafted with help from John Deere, according to the metal foundry. Chairman, president, and CEO of Grede, Doug Grimm, commented that he and the firm “are very pleased to have been recognized by the American Foundry Society for this one-of-a-kind timing gear cover. This award results from close teamwork between ourselves and John Deere, which represents what can be achieved when partners collaborate."

Grede is a privately-held company with expertise in ductile, gray, and specialty iron castings. It runs 15 foundries and three machining operations in North America.

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