You have heard of the term “foundry” and wondered what type of manufacturing does this type of company do? Or you’ve had someone reference “casting” but have no idea what it is. Come to a presentation on the somewhat hidden industry that creates metal items essential to our daily life and advanced standard of living, and be part of a hands-on demonstration of “Foundry in a Box” - and learn how a casting is made – and help make one, too!
The presenter for this event is Leo Baran. A Chicago area native, Leo received his BS degree in Metallurgical Engineering from the Illinois Institute of Technology (IIT) in Chicago and was certified in Process Metallurgy/Nonferrous by the Cast Metals Institute (CMI). Spending most of his career in the metal casting industry, Leo has worked in engineering, sales, and customer service for companies that supply materials and consumables to the industry such as H. Kramer & Co, Airco Industrial Gases, U.S Silica Company and Colonial Metals Company.
Through the years, he has made presentations in Canada, Mexico, Germany and the United States on technical and management related topics at various association Chapter meetings and other related industry conferences and events. He maintains memberships in the Planetary Studies Foundation, the Space Unit of the American Philatelic Society and the Automobile License Plate Collectors Association.
Come to Foundry in a Box on Saturday, July20th from 1-2:30 pm at the 1876 Banwarth House & Museum. This will be an outdoor event, in the backyard terrace area. You can find the museum at 408 E. Sycamore St directly behind the Law-Jones Funeral Home in Elizabeth. The cost will be a $3.00 donation per person and free for PSF members. Please reserve a seat today by contacting the Banwarth House at email@example.com, or the Planetary Studies Foundation at 815-858-2014. Check out our future events on Facebook and www.banwarthmuseum.com