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Griffin Tool, Inc. is associated with a few industry-related organizations.

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American Foundry Society

The American Foundry Society (AFS) is a non-profit association serving members of the metalcasting supply chain both in the United States and abroad. Through various resources, AFS provides members with advocacy coordination and efforts in Washington, D.C., ongoing technical education through its Institute, as well as the transfer of innovative research and technology to the industry, its suppliers and those who buy castings. Membership is individual or corporate and is made up of three markets, including: metalcasters and producers of metal cast parts; metalcasting suppliers and casting buyers/original equipment manufacturers (OEM’s). Student membership is also extended to future leaders of the metalcasting industry at a nominal cost.

The society was founded in 1896 and serves more than 700 corporate members and close to 8,000 individual members including metalcasting suppliers and OEM facilities in more than 41 countries worldwide, covering all metalcasting processes and materials.

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North American Die Casting Association

The North American Die Casting Association (NADCA) was founded in 1989 through the merger of the American Die Casting Institute (ADCI, founded in 1928) and the Society of Die Casting Engineers (SDCE, founded in 1957).

NADCA represents the voice of the die casting industry and is committed to promoting industry awareness, domestic growth in the global marketplace and member exposure. Headquartered in Arlington Heights, IL, the association is comprised of both individual members and corporate members located throughout United States, Canada and Mexico.

NADCA is heavily involved in identifying industry needs, expanding funding sources and dispelling myths associated with die casting techniques. Indeed, NADCA has an entire technical archive and library dedicated to improving the flow of information on die cast part quality and repeatability. Industry research projects and findings are disseminated through books, CDs and software, as well published in its two bi-monthly magazines — Die Casting Engineer and its corporate members-only publication LINKS.

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Michigan's Great Southwest

Some of you might wonder how we came up with our unique "community description": Michigan's Great Southwest, as well as its companion "branding statement": into the business of life. Well as it turns out, there is a history (and a very thorough rationale) behind our choices, beyond all of the obvious reasons why we are great.

Michigan's Great Southwest is part of an image-building and branding campaign that promotes our area's unique character, products, and services on a global basis. It was developed in direct response to industry requests - in fact, the largest employers in our region - and documented market-development opportunities.

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Cornerstone Alliance

Cornerstone Alliance is your single business resource. We lead business retention and expansion efforts throughout all of Berrien County, helping local businesses stay and grow here; and support issues that enhance our area's economic competitiveness. We lead initiatives to attract new investment and new companies to Michigan's Great Southwest. Cornerstone Alliance works to grow entrepreneurial businesses; offering a full range of start-up and early growth services. Founded in 1987, Cornerstone Alliance is an economic development organization supported by investments from the private and public sectors, serving Berrien County and its municipalities. Our dedicated business development team experts are ready to work with you on your next project. Discover our business assets and why Michigan's Great Southwest is the best choice for your investment.

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Americans Systems Registrar

ASR was established in 1997 by a team of Experienced Auditors, Successful Quality Professionals, and Experts in the Standards/Technical Specifications that ASR services. These Leaders believed that Quality or Environmental standards should be utilized as business management tools. Our COMMITMENT is to provide a comprehensive evaluation of your system(s) contributing to future improvements. We are proud to offer a synergistic "Partnership" Approach to registration by creating a "Three-Way Partnership" for a "WIN-WIN-WIN" Relationship between our valued customers, seasoned auditors, and Worldwide Corporate office