The Folk Group is the leading merger and acquisition firm serving the metal casting industry in North America. Since 1996 we have sold 35 metal casting companies throughout the North America.
No one knows markets for metal casting operations better than The Folk Group. Our knowledge base is kept current and actively maintained with over 1,880 owners of metal casting companies in the U.S., 148 in Canada, 1,653 in Mexico and 4,852 in other parts of the world. We have information on key contacts, metals cast, molding methods and approximate size for nearly every U. S. and Canadian company in our database.
In addition, we are in communication with over 403 financial investors whose investment criteria include metal casters. Of those, 239 currently own or have owned metal casting companies. We consistently review all the factors that drive the market on an ongoing basis. When you retain us for your sale or purchase, you do not need to teach us your industry or your market. The Folk Group is already there.
Transactions we have completed:
- Interstate Castings
Indianapolis, IN acquired by a private equity group, Detroit, MI.
- Ashland Foundry
Ashland, PA acquired by Speyside Equity, Livonia, MI. Alloy steel.
- The Sawbrook Steel Company
Cincinnati, OH acquired by Speyside Equity, Livonia, MI. Carbon steel.
- Leed Foundry
St.Clair PA selected assets acquired, East Jordan, Fabricated steel accessories to iron castings.
- Melloon Foundries
Syracuse, NY acquired by Evans Industries, Detroit, MI. Aluminum sand castings.
- Empire Castings
Tulsa, Oklahoma acquired by an affiliate of Simmons Pumps, Lubbock, TX. Gray and ductile iron castings.
- Somerset Foundry
Somerset, PA selected assets acquired by Whitman Castings, Inc, Whitman, MA. Gray and ductile iron castings
- Excelsior Brass
Blandon, PA selected assets acquired by Ball Brass & Aluminum, Auburn, IN. Copper based alloys.
- Laurel Manufacturing
Elk Grove Village, IL acquired Congress Drives, Ennis TX. Al die casting.
- Dexter Foundry
Fairfield, IA, acquired by Revstone, Southfield, MI. Iron foundry.
- TRW Warrenton Casting Center, Warrenton, GA, acquired by U.S. Foundry & Mfg. Corp., Medley, FL. Iron foundry.
- Specialty Castings
Springport, MI, a wholly owned subsidiary of Kadant Corporation acquired by Bahr Brothers, Marion, IN. Iron foundry.
- Wheland Foundry
Warrenton, GA, acquired by TRW Automotive/Kelsey Hayes, Troy, MI. Iron foundry.
- Cornwall Aluminum, Cornwall, PA, acquired by Boose Aluminum, Reamstown, PA. Aluminum foundry.
- Johnstown Corporation
Johnstown, PA, a wholly owned subsidiary of H.I.G. Corporation acquired by Whemco, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Park Corporation. Steel foundry.
- The G&C Foundry Company
Sandusky, Ohio, a wholly owned subsidiary of Atchison Casting Corporation acquired by Clarke Casting, LLP. Gray and ductile iron foundry.
- Canada Alloy Casting
Kitchener, Ontario, Canada, a wholly owned subsidiary of Atchison Casting Corporation acquired by Clarke Casting, LLP. Gray and ductile iron foundry.
- Hodge Foundry
Greenville, Pennsylvania, a wholly owned subsidiary of Metso Minerals, acquired by a management led group. Gray and ductile iron foundry.
- Sterling Foundry
Wellington, Ohio, acquired by Foote Foundry, Fredericktown, Ohio. Iron foundry.
- American Aluminum & Bronze Foundry
Long Island City, New York, acquired by J & Bronze Aluminum Castings, Brooklyn, New York. Aluminum a. bronze sand castings.
- Kiowa Corporation
Marshalltown, Iowa, sold to Ace Holdings, LLC, an affiliate of Garrett Group, Franklin, Wisconsin. Aluminum die casting.
- Quality Foundry
Stockton, Iowa, sold to D. R. Sperry & Co., North Aurora, Illinois. Gray iron castings.
- Rochester Bronze & Aluminum Foundry
Rochester, New York, a wholly owned subsidiary of The NDM/KINTEX Company, sold to Radial Castings, Kearny, New Jersey. Aluminum sand castings.
- Modern Aluminum
Terre Haute, Indiana, acquired an equity interest in Enterprise Pattern, Tarpon Springs, Florida. Aluminum sand castings.
- Aliceville Casting Division
Alioeville, Alabama, a subsidiary of The Hamilton Foundry and Machine Company, to Washington Mould/Vector Industries, East Palestine, Ohio. Gray and ductile iron castings.
- Peerless Aluminum Foundry
Bridgeport, Connecticut, sold to Advanced Metals Group, Wayne, Pennsylvania. Aluminum green sand and die casting.
- Oberdorfer Industries, Syracuse
New York, 3 Citation Company, sold to The Westwood Group, Wayne, Pennsylvania. Aluminum sand and permanent mold.
- Southwestern Foundry
Paris, Texas, a Crane Co. subsidiary, sold to private investors. Brass foundry.
- Aliceville Casting Company
Aliceville, Alabama, a Crane Co. subsidiary, sold to The Hamilton Foundry & Machine Company. Ductile iron foundry.
- Accu-Cast, Inc.
Chattanooga, Tennessee, a Crane Co. subsidiary, to Component Specialty, Elgin, Illinois. Investment casting foundry.
- General Foundry
Flagtown, New Jersey, sold to Mixer Systems, Peawaukee, Wisconsin. Gray/ductile iron foundry.
- Pohlman Foundry
Buffalo, New York, sold to Lionheart Industries, Cleveland, Ohio. Gray/ductile iron foundry.
- Great Plains Casting Company
Lyons, Kansas, to Chicago-Dubuque Foundry, East Dubuque, Illinois. Gray iron foundry.
- Empire Casting Company
Tulsa, Oklahoma, a Crane Co. subsidiary, to Pure Castings, San Antonio, Texas. Gray/ductile iron foundry.