American Foundry Society

           Wisconsin Chapter


Upcoming events

    • 09 Feb 2022
    • 11 Feb 2022
    • Potawatomi Hotel & Casino, 721 W Canal St, Milwaukee, WI 53233

    Conference & Expo Highlights:
    • Over 80 exhibitors in Potawatomi's spacious exhibit space - act fast and you could be one of them!
    • Valuable networking opportunities
    • Covered parking, skywalk access to Expo Hall floor
    • Educational Technical Sessions throughout the conference
    • Annual Student Casting Competition- come see and support the next generation of foundry professionals!
    • Job Fair and networking session
    • Great Kick-Off and Keynote Speakers!
    • A fun-filled venue near downtown Milwaukee

    Booth registration includes two exhibitor badges and two Thursday lunch tickets. Booths are 8' deep x 10' wide, with 8' pipe and drape in the back and 3' pipe and drape on the sides.  There will be a 6' skirted table, two chairs and a wastebasket at each exhibitor location. All booths will be equipped with electricity and will have access to free wi-fi.

    Exhibitor Registration Cost:
    • AFS Corporate Members: $1,050
    • AFS Personal Members: $1,100
    • AFS Non-Members: $1,300
    • Additional exhibitor badges: $75 each includes Thursday lunch ticket OR $50 without lunch.

    *Two booth discount - $50 off per booth. Contact headquarters for assistance.

    Thursday dinner tickets sold separately: $65 ea.

    Exhibitors will  be allowed to register up to 6 free VIP Guests for Wednesday's Expo, which includes a networking reception with complimentary beer & appetizers and a cash bar. Watch for more details.

    If you would like to make hotel reservations,  please call 800-729-7244 (PAYSBIG). Mention the group booking name to the agent when calling to get the reduced rate AFS Wisconsin 2022 Regional Conference. You may also book online at our website/URL at: with your unique Group Code: AME02072021. The room rate is $123 per night. Group code reservations MUST BE MADE OVER THE PHONE.

    Important Links:

    • 09 Feb 2022
    • 11 Feb 2022
    • Potawatomi Hotel and Casino

    The Wisconsin Chapter AFS, Stateline Chapter and NEW Chapter, along with the Regional Planning Committee are proud to present the
    84th Wisconsin Regional Foundry Conference and Exposition

    February 9-11, 2022
    Potawatomi Hotel & Casino in Milwaukee

    Reasons to come to the Wisconsin Regional

    • Exciting Speakers
    • Educational Tech Sessions
    • Great Exhibitors
    • Student Casting Contest
    • Networking Opportunities
    • Wednesday Afternoon: Free Beer and Appetizers
    • Thursday Afternoon Job Fair
    • Friday: Complimentary Hot Breakfast Buffet
    • A fun-filled venue
    Cost to attend the Regional

    AFS Corporate Members and Individual Members:

    • Conference Badge: $30  - Includes Expo and Tech Sessions

    Foundry Attendee:

    • Conference Badge: $30 - Includes Expo and Tech Sessions
    • Foundry Tech-Expo "6-pack": $90 - lot price for up to 6 foundry people from one foundry location

    Non-Foundry Attendee:

    • Conference Badge: $50 - Includes Expo and Tech Sessions

    Retirees and Students:

    • Conference Badge FREE

    Meal Pricing | Thursday Lunch & Dinner Tickets Must Be Purchased in Advance

    • Wednesday afternoon: Free beer and appetizers in the Expo Hall
    • Thursday Expo Lunch: $25 | Sandwich Board with assorted sandwiches, Redskin Potato Salad, Garden Salad, Kettle Chips, Chocolate Chip Cookies & Brownies, Soda
    • Thursday Night Dinner with Keynote Kurt Bauer of WMC - Topic: The State of the Wisconsin Economy: $65
    • Thursday Lunch & Dinner package: $75
    • Friday Morning: Complimentary Breakfast Buffet beginning at 7:45 AM

      Special Room Rate

      To receive your special room rate, all 800-729-7244 (PAYSBIG). Mention the group booking name to the agent when calling to get the reduced rate AFS Wisconsin 2022 Regional Conference. You may also book online at our website/URL at: with your unique Group Code: AME02072021. The room rate is $123 per night. Reservations must be made by phone when using the group code.

      Directions to Potawatomi Hotel & Casino.

      Tech Session Lineup

      • 09 Feb 2022
      • 2:00 PM - 6:00 PM
      • Potawatomi

      AFS Wisconsin Regional Foundry Conference & Expo Exhibitors may invite up to 6 FREE VIP Guests to attend the Expo at the AFS WI Regional, on Wednesday, February 9, from 2:00 to 6:00 PM. 

      Register your VIP guests today, allwing them free entrance into the Expo on Wednesday, February 9th, and an opportunity to network at a reception on the Expo floor, which will include free beer and a cash bar. 

      Please instruct your guests to stop by the check-in desk at the Regional on Wednesday, February 9th, to pick up their badge.

      Preregistration of guests is required.

      • 10 Feb 2022
      • 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
      • Potawatomi Hotel & Casino

      AFS Wisconsin Regional Job Fair | Thursday, February 10 

      3:00 PM to 4:00 PM

      Exhibitors are Invited to Host a Table at No Charge!

      How it Works:
      • Metalcasters and suppliers who register to participate in this free job fair will receive a table with two chairs which they can use to set up their company information.
      • Twenty employer spots available; first come, first serve - sign up today!
      • Students and other professionals will use this opportunity to network and discuss job opportunities, having the freedom to move about the networking tables for discussion and introduction between 3:00 PM and 4:00 PM on Thursday, February 10th.
      Employers: The Job Fair is a GREAT PLACE if you want to:
      • Meet with seasoned professionals working in the metalcasting industry, who may be interested in new opportunities.
      • Promote your company & job openings.
      • Try a new method to attract talent to your organization.
      • Meet with prospective students interested in the metalcasting industry.
      Job Seekers: The Job Fair is a GREAT PLACE to be if you are:
      • Actively looking for a new job.
      • Passively networking to see what opportunities are available.
      • Interested in getting acquainted with some of the best metalcasting companies in the industry.
      • Looking for an internship.
      • NOTE: Bring your resume!
      Cost to participate: FREE (Please note: registration is required for organizations interested in hosting a table, and space is limited).  The job fair is free and open to all who have registered as exhibitors or attendees of the  AFS Wisconsin Regional Foundry Conference & Expo. 

      • 21 Mar 2022

      • 18 Apr 2022

    Past events

    17 Jan 2022 AFS 2022 Forecast with Doug Kurkul
    03 Dec 2021 Christmas Party 2021
    18 Oct 2021 Blast Cleaning Technologies Tour
    20 Sep 2021 Natural Gas and Electric Power Market Update
    06 Aug 2021 2021 AFS WI Annual Golf Outing
    31 Jul 2021 2021-22 AFS WI Chapter Support
    11 May 2021 May Networking Event
    19 Apr 2021 Scholarship & Old Timer Recognition Night
    15 Mar 2021 Adapting to the Current Metalcasting Industry Conditions
    15 Feb 2021 Metalcasting Environmental Hot Topics Member Meeting
    18 Jan 2021 January State of the Industry Membership Meeting
    19 Oct 2020 Versevo Tour
    21 Sep 2020 September Social
    07 Aug 2020 2020 AFS WI Annual Golf Outing
    31 Jul 2020 2020-2021 AFS WI Chapter Support
    18 May 2020 Canceled: Old Timers Meeting
    16 Mar 2020 March Monthly Meeting
    13 Feb 2020 Job Fair at the 2020 AFS Wisconsin Regional
    12 Feb 2020 VIP Wednesday Expo Guest Registration 2020
    12 Feb 2020 Free Blast Cleaning Technologies Tour
    12 Feb 2020 82nd Annual AFS WI Regional Exposition and Conference
    12 Feb 2020 Exhibitor Registration | 2020 Wisconsin Regional Foundry Conference & Expo
    20 Jan 2020 January Monthly Meeting
    10 Jan 2020 2020 Regional Program Advertising & Support
    06 Dec 2019 2019 Christmas Party Sponsorships
    18 Nov 2019 Committee Night
    21 Oct 2019 Manitowoc Grey Iron Foundry Tour & Dinner
    14 Oct 2019 Past President's Dinner
    16 Sep 2019 September Monthly Meeting
    02 Aug 2019 AFS WI Annual Golf Outing 2019
    20 May 2019 "Old Timer" Dinner Meeting
    21 Mar 2019 March Dinner Meeting
    14 Feb 2019 Job Fair at the AFS Wisconsin Regional
    14 Feb 2019 2019 AFS WI Regional Invitational Casting Competition
    13 Feb 2019 VIP Wednesday Expo Guest Registration
    13 Feb 2019 81st Annual AFS WI Regional Exposition and Conference
    13 Feb 2019 Exhibitor Registration | Wisconsin Regional Foundry Conference & Expo
    21 Jan 2019 Dinner Meeting with AFS Student Chapter
    30 Nov 2018 Christmas Party 2018
    15 Oct 2018 Emerson Appleton Electric Co. Foundry Tour
    10 Sep 2018 Supply Chain Challenges - A Look Into the Past, Present, and Future
    03 Aug 2018 AFS WI Annual Golf Outing
    19 Mar 2018 Grohmann Museum Tour & Dinner
    14 Feb 2018 80th AFS Wisconsin Regional
    14 Feb 2018 AFS WI Chapter Regional Conference & Expo, Exhibitor Registration
    15 Jan 2018 January Dinner Meeting & Speaker
    30 Dec 2017 2018 Wisconsin Regional Conference & Expo Program Advertising & Support
    01 Dec 2017 AFS WI 2017Christmas Party
    20 Nov 2017 Committee Night
    16 Oct 2017 Dinner Meeting with Speaker: Wisconsin State Senator Chris Kapenga
    18 Sep 2017 Woodland/Alloy Casting, Inc. Tour & Dinner Meeting
    01 Sep 2017 AFS Wisconsin Chapter 2017-2018 Support Opportunities
    04 Aug 2017 AFS WI Annual Golf Outing
    15 May 2017 AFS WI Chapter Board of Directors & Incoming Member Meeting
    15 May 2017 Old Timer's Meeting
    25 Apr 2017 AFS Metal Casting Congress
    20 Mar 2017 Miller Park Tour - Family Night!
    08 Feb 2017 79th AFS Wisconsin Regional Foundry Conference & Exposition Attendee Registration
    16 Jan 2017 AFS Wisconsin Chapter Meeting featuring Todd Martin, President of Renaissance Manufacturing Group

    AFS Wisconsin Chapter is a 501(c)6 non-profit organization.  W175 N11117 Stonewood Drive, Suite280, Germantown, WI 53022

    Phone: (262) 532-2440 EXT 215 | Email:

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