2017 Fall Sectional

Date Wednesday, October 4, 2017 - Friday, October 6, 2017
Time 12:00 am
Location Four Points by Sheraton St. Louis Fairview Heights

Hosted by: Tom Towey

Amsted Rail


Fairview Heights, Il
Four Points by Sheraton St. Louis Fairview Heights

Four Points by Sheraton



Amsted Rail is proud to host the 2017 Fall Sectional Guild Meeting.


The hotel rate of $89/night is guaranteed through September 3rd 2017.

Four Points by Sheraton St. Louis Fairview Heights
319 Fountains Parkway, Fairview Heights, Il 62208
Reservations: (618) 622-9500

To get the $89 rate per night, reference Amsted Rail.


Jonathan Ridgeway
email: jonathan.ridgeway@cmc.com

Tentative Schedule

Wednesday, October 4th, 2017
3:00 pm Executive Committee Meeting – Salon C – Conference
5:00 pm Hospitality Room Opens (Spouses welcome)
Thursday, October 5th, 2017
7:00 am Breakfast – Salon C Hollow Square
8:00 am Gather in Salon C Hollow Square
Bus Departs Hotel For Plant Tour at Amsted Rail
12:30 pm Lunch – Salon C Hollow Square
1:30 pm Roundtable Discussion – Tour questions & presentation by Foseco/Vesuvius
6:00 pm Dinner At Four Points (Location TBD) Jacket and tie required
Friday, October 6th, 2017
8:00 am Breakfast –  Salon C Hollow Square
8:30 – 11:00 am Round Table Discussion – Salon C Hollow Square
11:30 am Lunch – Salon C Hollow Square
1:00 pm Golf  (weather permitting)

About Amsted Rail

American Steel Foundries was created in 1902, which included the Granite City plant. During WWII, ASF produced a quarter of the cast armor in the US. In 1962, Amsted Industries acquired ASF and soon became the leading steel castings manufacturer in the US. Currently, Amsted Rail, a division of Amsted Industries, provides system solutions that begin with the “Core Component Interaction” of castings, bearings, axles, wheels, and brakes from all of our railroad products divisions. Castings manufactured in Granite City include side frames, bolsters, and several small part (yokes, knuckles, & couplers).

The Granite City Melt Shop has two 33 ton spout tapping EAF’s. Two grades of steel are refined in the EAF’s by manually lancing and then open tapping into a 33 ton bottom pour ladle. The ladle is transferred to the Pouring Floor where castings ranging from 800 lbs to 1,800 lbs are poured via a manually operated stopper rod flow control mechanism. All molds are green sand molds made from either a jolt/squeeze process or rammed with a sand slinger. Cores produced in-house are inserted into the green molds. After the castings have solidified, they are transferred to the Clean & Finishing department where they are blasted, grinded, welded, and heat treated to produce the final product.


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