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A.Y. McDonald team members breaking ground on new foundry

Groundbreaking: A.Y. McDonald Mfg. Co. Brass Foundry

For over 165 years, A.Y. McDonald Manufacturing Company – headquartered in Dubuque, IA – has established itself as a leading manufacturer of water works, plumbing, pumps, and natural gas products. On August 12th, the company embarked on its next phase of growth with the groundbreaking of a new brass casting facility in Dickeyville, Wisconsin. The celebration was attended by:

  • A.Y. McDonald employees and board members
  • Representatives from Kodiak Group
  • The Dickeyville Village Council
  • Enthusiastic members of the local community

Spanning an impressive 350,000 square feet, this new foundry will serve as a hub for advanced molding systems, melt systems, and casting finishing processes. The establishment of this cutting-edge facility is a testament to A.Y. McDonald’s commitment to their mission and vison to lead as the premier producer of water and natural gas distribution products. By embracing groundbreaking technologies, this modern foundry will not only cater to current needs but also pave the way for generations to come, ensuring a sustainable and innovative approach to production.

This groundbreaking event took place exactly 40 years after the company’s groundbreaking ceremony of the A.Y. McDonald Corporate Headquarters located in Dubuque, Iowa on Chavenelle Road. “Today is a celebration of us and all we have accomplished together as a family,” Scott Knapp, A.Y. McDonald Executive Vice President and Chief Strategy Officer, shared during the ceremony.

Russell is honored to be the design/build partner on this foundry that will revolutionize the brass manufacturing industry.