Waupaca Foundry

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Waupaca Foundry
Private
Industry Foundry
Founded1955
Headquarters1955 Brunner Drive
Waupaca,
Wisconsin,
United States
Key people
Mike Nikolai (President)
ProductsIndustrial Iron Castings (light vehicle, commercial vehicle, agriculture, construction, material handling and other industrial sectors)
Number of employees
4,500
Website waupacafoundry.com

Waupaca Foundry, Inc., formerly known as ThyssenKrupp Waupaca, is among the world's largest independent iron foundries. The company produces gray, ductile, and compacted graphite iron castings. Global markets served include automotive and light truck, commercial vehicle, agriculture, construction, material handling, and other industrial sectors. With headquarters and three plants in Waupaca, Wisconsin, as well as plants in Marinette, Wisconsin, Tell City, Indiana, and Etowah, Tennessee, Effingham, Illinois, Lawrenceville, Pennsylvania, and Ironwood,Mi, the Foundry employs about 3,900 people.

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Previously owned by ThyssenKrupp, ThyssenKrupp Waupaca was purchased by New York-based private equity firm KPS Capital Partners, LP.[ citation needed ] The company has been officially renamed Waupaca Foundry, Inc.[ when? ] In 2014 Waupaca Foundry was acquired by Hitachi Metals, becoming part of Hitachi Metals’ High-Grade Functional Components Company.

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