About Us

Our high-quality nonferrous sand casting service stands out

Cushman Foundry has been a leader in creating high-quality aluminum alloy castings for a wide range of applications for over 111 years. Our extensive experience with nonferrous sand castings, combined with our expert staff who are eager to serve you, make Cushman Foundry the one-stop shop for all your casting needs. No matter how large or small the order, we are committed to providing exceptional service and quality products.

Cushman Team

We make investments in our workers’ growth and success. Our employees are the most essential aspect of our business.

A metalcasting company with all the expertise you need

Time is money, and we know that. We offer qualified experts, state-of-the-art facilities, and affordable prices so you can budget your project effectively. You can also count on us for flexible scheduling to fit your needs.

We get it done

Whether you’re ordering one piece or thousands, you can count on our experienced staff to communicate with you promptly and thoroughly. We take the time to learn about your specific requirements and the precise details of your order. Cushman serves customers in Ohio, Pennsylvania, West Virginia, Kentucky, Indiana, Michigan and across the rest of the United States and Canada. 

Facility

Our 22,000 square foot facility on more than 3.5 acres is constantly expanding and improving. Our capabilities include;
  • Melt Capacity is (3) Ms-400 Dynarad Electric Resistance Melting Furnaces.
  • Molding capacity is (3) 3016 Osborn Rotolift Molding Machines
  • (3) QSF 214 BMM WESTON Squeezer Molding Machines.
  • Access to additional automated sand and permanent mold castings through the CaneKast network
  • Cores can be either: Pepset, Isocure or Shell.
  • Hartley Controlled Sand Mixing and Distribution System to insure uniform sand quality
  • We use InCast Olivine 120 (grain fineness) low expansion Foundry Sand to give the best definition castings available.
  • We cast primarily 319, 356, and 535 alloys, plus additional non-ferrous alloys in the CaneKast network of foundries
  • Ample Pattern Storage
  • Heat Treating

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We focus on clear communication and long-term partnerships with our customers.
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CaneKast, Inc. Announces Acquisition of Cushman Foundry

CHASKA, MN (January 28th, 2022) — Cushman Foundry of Blue Ash, Ohio, was acquired by CaneKast, a leader in non-ferrous foundries. “This transaction enables us to take advantage of opportunities for growth and innovation across our facilities,” remarked Reg Zeller, CEO and owner of CaneKast. “The addition of Cushman provides us with a strategic location within our network and a knowledgeable workforce that can leverage cutting-edge equipment. We started acquiring foundries five years ago because we believe in local manufacturing. We want to continue to create jobs and opportunities for workers while giving customers a high-value, superior solution.” 

Cushman Foundry’s history stretches back over 30 years as an independent producer of high-quality aluminum castings for many industries, including the fire suppression, industrial fan, and control markets. Before that, Cushman Foundry was a captive facility for one of the current company’s largest customers. “We continue to innovate and expand our existing operations, so when we first started chatting with Rich (Beyersdorfer, prior owner of Cushman), we knew this would be a perfect fit for our organization,” said Josh Schultz, President of CaneKast. “Now we can combine our expertise and capital with the talent at Cushman to greatly increase their quality and capacity.” 

CaneKast’s innovative processes and technology allow Cushman’s clients to access a broader range of services, including brass/bronze/zinc castings, automated molding, heat treat, machining, permanent mold/gravity-fed die-cast, rapid prototyping and enhanced part development. 

Eric Sloan, Director of Operations at CaneKast, said, “Our experience improving processes and equipment in our other facilities will be the same playbook we bring to Cushman to ensure their future growth and stability. We have million-dollar capital improvement projects identified that are funded. With this latest acquisition, over 60% of our target customers are within a five-hour drive of one of our factories. Adding Cushman to the mix, we have further secured our companies’ futures and ensured their customers have a partner that is around to grow with them for the long term. As we continue to grow organically and through acquisitions, we are hyper-focused on providing excellent customer service and products.” 

Our Foundries & Manufacturing

Our non-ferrous foundries cover the breadth of sand casting production from green sand to no-bake/air-set to gravity-fed die-cast/permanent mold and associated services such as CNC machining, heat treating, pattern/prototype development, and secondary finishing.

CaneKast

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CaneKast is creating a coast-to-coast network of facilities that provide quality products on time. Our unique business model uses the latest technology and provides a scalable service model no matter the order size or casting requirement. We treat our employees and customers like family, whether you’ve been with us for five days or 50 years.

Superior Aluminum Castings

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Superior Aluminum Castings is a best-of-class aluminum foundry serving the south-central United States. Experts in aluminum sand casting, from prototypes to large manufacturing runs.

Ermak Foundry & Machining

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Ermak Foundry & Machining is the best one-stop-shop in the Midwest for aluminum sand casting, machining, and permanent mold production. From prototypes to one-of-a-kind custom products to large manufacturing runs, Ermak has you covered. Additionally, Ermak offers a variety of value-added services such as finishing and heat treatment.

Northwest Casting

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Reg Zeller, CEO, acquired Northwest Casting of St. Paul, MN, in June 2019, adding their staff to the Ermak family. Northwest’s enthusiastic professionals bring many years of process knowledge and problem-solving experience to Ermak and to every casting project they undertake.

Patriot Foundry & Castings

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Patriot Foundry specializes in high-quality non-ferrous sand castings with expertise in bronze, aluminum, copper, and zinc-based alloy casting. Whether you need a single custom product or thousands of them, Patriot meets and exceeds your engineering and product development challenges.

RDS Dock Hardware

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RDS Dock Hardware offers safe, effective, high-quality cast aluminum docks, dock hardware and accessories, deck components, and bridge hardware. RDS Docks, straight from the manufacturer, save time, money, and peace of mind. RDS has extensive field experience in constructing and installing docks, providing insights that allow them to create dock systems better suited for actual field and marine conditions.

Let's Get Started

From the initial consultation to the final delivery, we work with you to ensure that your project is a success. We’re here to answer any questions, and help you find the perfect solution for your needs. Reach out for free quotes on new or existing products. Bounce ideas off our team—we are happy to help. We promise to provide excellent service whether you are new in the game or a seasoned manufacturer.