WEAVER MATERIEL SERVICE, INC.
1944 - PRESENT
“A BRIEF HISTORY” By Don S. Weaver, Jr.
(Revised December 2010)
Weaver Materiel Service was founded in June of 1944 by Fred L. Weaver, Sr. Fred’s foundry career included 10 years as Technical Superintendent of American Standard’s “Bond Plant” in Buffalo, NY. His duties included supervision of sand control, the chemistry lab and the melting of 300 tons per day of grey iron for the production of boilers and radiators.
In 1934, he moved his wife and four children to Detroit where he became Service Metallurgist for The Great Lakes Foundry Sand Company. Fred liked the traveling associated with his position and recognized that he was readily accepted by the industry for his knowledge and ability to solve casting problems. It was here, in Detroit, that his youngest son, Don, received his introduction to foundry sand by accompanying Dad on Saturdays to run sand tests in the lab.
INDQUIP COMPANY, LLC "A BRIEF HISTORY" By Marshall Manfield
Indquip Company (Industrial Equipment Company) was founded in April of 1986 by Marshall J. Mansfield as a Manufacturers Representative Company specializing in the promotion of Foundry Equipment.
Marshall's introduction to the Foundry Industry started in 1960 when he joined Taccone Corporation, a leading designer and manufacturer of Automated Molding Systems for the high production type foundries, located in North East, PA, (just east of Erie, PA).