Hazleton Casting Company, a ferrous and specialty alloy foundry, will be featured in a Manufacturing Marvels video segment that will air on the Fox Business Channel Wednesday, Aug. 30 between 9:30 p.m. and 9:44 p.m. Service Electric customers in Hazleton can view Fox Business on Channel 141 or on 641 in high definition.
The Manufacturing Marvels two-minute segments spotlight a different American manufacturer every month and their products, as well as the companies’ processes and customers. In Hazleton Casting Company’s segment, viewers will see a montage of all the machinery and equipment in the iron and steel foundry’s modern, 2½-acre facility located on Cedar Street in Hazleton.
Tony Badamo, president and chief operating officer of Hazleton Casting Company, said, “We are very excited to have Hazleton Casting Company featured as part of such a prominent segment on national television. This is an opportunity to showcase how we provide quality products and services through sustainable manufacturing practices every day.”
Hazleton Casting Company specializes in alloy steel casting and valve manufacturing, supplying the material handling and power generation industries, as well as pump and other durable good manufacturers. Services from Hazleton Casting include foundry and facilities management, metallurgical consultation, design engineering, pattern making, pattern storage, molding, melting and casting, machining and finishing, and quality assurance and control.
Hazleton Casting Company’s history dates back more than 100 years. In the early 1900s, Otto Haentjens founded the Barrett Haentjens and Co. in Hazleton to provide mining and industrial pumps. During his career, Haentjens patented a number of designs that have become world standards. World-renowned pump manufacturer Warman International purchased the specialty alloy foundry in 1995 and changed the name of the foundry to Hazleton Pumps, Inc. The foundry again changed hands in January 2000 when The Weir Group purchased Warman International. The Weir Group renamed the company Weir Hazleton Inc. In June 2003, Michael J. Leib announced the acquisition of the foundry portion of the business. Leib became president of Weatherly Casting and Machine Company and the newly formed corporation, Hazleton Casting Company. Leib currently serves as chairman and chief executive officer of the two companies.
Manufacturing Marvels is produced by award-winning producers Bob and Jerry May and directed by award-winning director Bryan McCullough. The productions are shot on location and narrated by nationally acclaimed voice talent John Criswell, who was a CBS and ABC news anchor for more than 40 years.