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SIFCO Around the World (Part 2 of 4)

Brazil In 1957 SIFCO was considering whether to invest in a forge plant in either Argentina or Brazil. SIFCO president C.H. Smith Jr. and his executive strategic team came to…

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The Women of SIFCO Today

Ann Klodor, Judy East, Michelle Cahill and Catherine “Kate” Kramer Some people may think of the ancient art of forging as “man’s work.” While that may remain generally true of…

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SIFCO Around the World (Part 1 of 4)

Argentina By the middle of the 1950s, the United States was enjoying a time of peace and prosperity. President Dwight D. Eisenhower signed the Federal-Aid Highway Act of 1956 into…

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The More Things Change . . . (Part 3 of 3)

Different Centuries, Different Awards, Same Excellence To paraphrase Sir Isaac Newton’s First Law of Motion, an object in motion tends to stay in motion. If a boy rolls a ball,…

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The More Things Change . . . (Part 2 of 3)

Different Centuries, Different Awards, Same Excellence In 2007, 65 years after SIFCO received the Navy “E”, the world was a very different place. Global population had grown from about 2.5…

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If You Listened, There was Hope

SIFCO Through the Generations: Felton Holloway Sr. and Felton Holloway Jr.  What does it say about a 100-year-old company that has a long tradition of employing fathers and sons, uncles,…

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The Day the Neighborhood Exploded

The East Ohio Gas Explosion of 1944 Friday, Oct. 24, 1944, was sunny and pleasant in Cleveland, Ohio. SIFCO employees were busy working to help win the war in Europe and…

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Parts, Process, Pride . . . and People (Part 2 of 2)

Employees Talk About Their Favorite Aspects of Working at SIFCO Craig Fillinger grew up near SIFCO and graduated from East High School. Although the school closed in 2010, it wasn’t far from…

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The More Things Change . . . (Part 1 of 3)

Different Centuries, Different Awards, Same Excellence The extra-large headline of the Jan. 30, 1942 issue of “The Cleveland News” screamed out: “THREE NAZI SUBS SIGHTED OFF ATLANTIC CITY COAST”. Underneath the…

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When Robert Redford Worked at SIFCO

A nine-year-old boy (and future SIFCO Director) meets a future screen legend Back when television shows were free and filmed in black and white, one of America’s favorite programs was…