“Perhaps America’s Only Totally Solar Powered Foundry… Thanks to MN Community Solar Garden Initiative”

“Perhaps America’s Only Totally Solar Powered Foundry… Thanks to MN Community Solar Garden Initiative”

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Date/Time
Date(s) - 04/09/2019
5:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Location
Centerstone Plaza Hotel
401 6th Street SW
Rochester, Minnesota 55902


AFS Twin Cities Chapter welcomes Joe Plunger, CEO and Owner of Midwest
Metal Products which will be held on Tuesday, April 9th, 2019 at Centerstone
Plaza Hotel, 401 6th Street SW in Rochester, Minnesota with the social beginning
at 5:00 p.m. Joe’s presentation “Perhaps America’s Only Totally Solar Powered
Foundry, Thanks to MN Community Solar Garden Initiative” will begin at 6:45 p.m.About the Speaker… Joe Plunger is a Michigan Technological University Metallurgist by education and is in his 40th year in the foundry industry. Joe has worked in both industrial and automotive plants in several technical and operating capacities. He was with Grede, Inc., Citation, and Grede Holdings, he is now CEO/Owner of Midwest Metal Products, Inc. (MMP) in Winona, Minnesota.About the Topic… The talk will discuss the journey Midwest Metal Products has taken with the MN Community Solar Garden Initiative, leading to MMP securing enough solar power to fully operate their induction melting facility – along with all other power needed in this 47-person steel and iron foundry operation. Minnesota appears to have the most aggressive program in this area as far as incentives for large power consumers to participate.

About MMP… MMP is a Steel and Iron producing foundry in Winona, Minnesota, fully chemically bonded molding and induction melting. MMP produces parts from a few pounds up to about 1800 pounds. They pour a variety of carbon, low alloy, and stainless steels, gray and ductile irons, and both chrome and nickel wear materials. For their clients, they offer finishing to any level (machining, paint, x-ray, heat treat). They serve a wide scope of clients: Oil and Gas, Defense, Equipment Manufacturing, Trenchless Technology, Mining, and a host of other industries.

Schedule…

5:00pm      Social Hour – Cash Bar & Hors d’oeuvres sponsored by AAM and Badger Mining Corp.

6:00pm     Dinner

6:45pm      Presentation – “Perhaps America’s Only Totally Solar Powered Foundry… Thanks to MN Community Solar Garden Initiative”

7:30pm      Speaker Gifts & Announcements

Register below by April 5th at noon

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