SFSA
  • SFSA is a trade association representing steel foundries
  • Founded in 1902
Membership
  • Companies - not individuals
  • Steel casting producers only
  • Regular members - U.S., Canada and Mexico
  • Associate members - international
Organization
  • Four geographic divisions in North America which hold management and technical meetings
  • Product group meetings for high alloy, investment castings and heavy section - Technical programs and plant visits
  • Board of Directors consists of President, four Directors, one from each Division; and four Directors-at-Large
  • Ongoing committees in Technical & Operating, Research, Marketing, and Specifications
  • Human Resources and Safety Committee meetings with plant tours
  • Future Leaders Group to develop and network the next generation
Corporate Purposes & By-Laws
Membership
Dues
Sample dues rates*
Quarterly Sales(USD)Quarterly Dues
Up to $200,000$300
$500,000$450
$1,000,000$1,075
$2,000,000$2,550
$5,000,000$3,625
$10,000,000$4,025
$15,000,000$4,225
$30,000,000$4,600
$50,000,000$5,000
*Actual dues rates are calculated based on quarterly sales figures reported by each member.

These sample rates are shown so that prospective members can get an idea of what range their dues might be in.
  • Membership dues based on sales of captive production, billed quarterly and kept confidential
  • Associate member dues are the same as regular members
  • Currently, SFSA membership dues range from a minimum of $300 per quarter and up; dues are calculated based on actual quarterly steel castings sales reported by each member.
Annual
Meeting
  • 3-day Annual Meeting of the SFSA membership is held in the third quarter of each year.
Programs
and
Publications
  • Casteel Reporter newsletter published online with business level activity information
  • Directory of Steel Foundries in the U.S., Canada & Mexico published online
  • Publications available in both technical and marketing areas, including assistance in customer designs
  • Technical and marketing publications including design assistance
  • Feature articles and news releases promoting the use of steel castings
  • Sponsors programs in sales and customer education
  • Sponsors a yearly survey of castings by end-use
  • Sponsors various marketing research projects
  • SFSA Marketing Industry Forecast
  • Annual Safety Awards for members
SFSA
Research
Programs
  • Funded by members for over 90 years
  • Receives financial support of over $3mil a year from other interested organizations including the U.S. Department of Energy and U.S. Department of Defense
  • SFSA's research programs are devoted exclusively to steel castings
  • Seperate research committees for Carbon & Low Alloy and High Alloy projects
  • Research conducted at leading universities
  • Results of research published through Research Reports or Special Reports for members only
  • Interim research reports presented at technical meetings and the yearly T&O Conference
Technical
Meetings
  • Technical & Operating Conference, yearly major 3-day event and pre-conference workshop held each December
    • Conference devoted only to steel foundry
    • Networking with operations & technical staff
    • Held each year in December in Chicago
    • About 40 papers with half from operating member foundries
  • Divisional T&O meetings
  • Special seminars held periodically or upon request
Technical
Resources
  • Papers from yearly T&O Conference, Research Reports, Special Reports and quarterly Technical Folios
  • Steel Castings Handbook and Supplements
  • Aids for design and use of steel castings
  • Miscellaneous technical publications
Specifications
Participation
  • SFSA's own Committee and representation on ASTM, NACE, ISO and interface with the U.S. Government
  • Able to answer detailed member questions on all steel casting specification requirements
Member
Technical
Service
  • Telephone questions answered any time
  • In-plant technical service available
  • Email enquiries answered promptly
SFSA
International
Programs
  • Secretariat ISO/TC17/SC11 - Steel Castings
  • Conducts overseas study tours
Advocating
Member
Interests
  • AIME/ISS
  • US Department of Defense Joint Defense Manufacturing Technology Panel - Metals Sub Panel
  • US Department of Commerce Industry Trade Advisory Committee
  • Welding Research Council
  • Materials Properties Council
  • ANSI
  • International Foundry Forum
  • Other international foundry groups

For more information, contact:

Mr. Raymond W. Monroe
Executive Vice President
Tel: (815) 455-8240
Fax: (815) 455-8241
email: monroe@sfsa.org

or write:

Steel Founders' Society of America
780 McArdle Dr. Unit G
Crystal Lake, IL 60014-8155