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Steve Cianci Joins FreightCar America

 

D.A. International Casting Company would like to congratulate Steve Cianci who Joined the FreightCar America team effective June 24, 2019. Mr. Cianci is taking over for Theodore Baun as Senior Vice President, Railcar Sales and Marketing. Mr. Baun is leaving to pursue new business opportunities.

“We would like to congratulate Mr. Cianci on this new position and welcome him to the FreightCar America,” said David Kerrigan, President & CEO of D.A. International Casting Co. “Steve’s extensive experience with heavy equipment markets should serve the company well and contribute to its ongoing success.” FreightCar America is a long time customer of D.A. International Casting.

D.A. International Casting Co. serves over 800 customers and stocks over 1,100 different products–including an extensive supply of railcar replacement parts. Contact us for all your railcar and freight car parts needs. We offer top quality and OEM railcar parts for open-top hoppers, covered hoppers (grain cars),  aggregate cars, box cars, gondola cars, autorack/auto carriers, and  intermodel. Please contact us for more information about the exact freight car parts we offer.

 

 

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D. A. International Casting Company’s Rapid Release Offered by Tealinc

In an effort to increase efficiency and safety, D.A. International Casting Co. developed the Rapid-Release Cam Lock Assembly.  In an exciting partnership with Tealinc, Ltd., the Rapid-Release system is currently available on 4000 cubic foot open top hoppers with manual discharge outlet gates.

The Rapid-Release Cam Lock Assembly is designed using the same technology as the proven single door cam lock system, but requires fewer parts than that of a pair of single door cam locks.  With one cam lock system, a pair of hopper doors can be operated from either side of the rail car by one person.  It is easy to install on new or existing conventional hopper cars since it features standard mounting hole locations.

“We are excited to be able to work with Tealinc, Ltd. to combine over 100 years of railcar experience, with modern technology,” said David Kerrigan, CEO and President of D.A. International Casting Company. “This innovative product helps strengthen the future of the railcar industry by keeping in mind safety, cost, quality and long-term reliability.”

 

 

 

 

 

 

U.S. Government Imposed Tariffs Hit Steel Castings & Forgings

On July 6, 2018, the U.S. Government issued another round of tariffs. Unfortunately, there are some D.A. International Casting Co. products that have been impacted. David Kerrigan, President/CEO of D.A. International Casting Co., expressed extreme disappointment in the recent tariffs. “History has proven that tariffs like these do not work. Instead, such tariffs usually escalate into trade wars which result in higher prices for consumers.” D.A. International will continue to monitor the situation very closely and do everything in the company’s power to continue to provide top quality castings and forgings at a competitive price.

Below is the letter sent to some of the company’s customers that were hurt by the tariffs.

D.A. International Announces Partnership with Tealinc

D.A. International Casting Company is proud to announce a new partnership with Tealinc Ltd. on the Rapid-Release Cam Lock Assembly. D.A. International’s Rapid-Release system is the most advanced manual door lock system specially designed to allow one person operation from either side of the car. This system assures that unloading open top hopper cars is easier, safer and more efficient.

Tealinc, Ltd is a dynamic results-driven company that specializes in transportation solutions for shippers, railroads and investors. Tealinc, Ltd. buys and sells railcars and locomotives to the shipper, railroad and investor community. They also supply railcars through operating leases.

“This new partnership with Tealinc Ltd. offers an exciting new opportunity for D.A. International Casting Company,” said David Kerrigan, President and CEO of D.A. International Casting Co. “We are delighted to be working with this major leasing company to offer the most advanced manual dumping system on the market.”

The Rapid-Release system is designed using the same technology as the proven single door cam lock system, but requires fewer parts than that of a pair of single door cam locks.  With one cam lock system, a pair of hopper doors can be operated from either side of the rail car by one person.  It is easy to install on new or existing conventional hopper cars since it features standard mounting hole locations.

Be sure to check out our Videos section for more information on the Rapid-Release. 

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D.A. International Casting Company Sponsors CBJ Foundation Outing

 

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Don Hoover, Gregory Campbell, Heather Kerrigan, David Kerrigan, David Carto

For the third year in a row, D.A. International Casting Company was a proud sponsor of the Columbus Blue Jacket Foundation Golf Outing. The Blue Jackets players, coaches, management and staff all take part in the team’s annual golf outing which raises money for the Blue Jackets Foundation.

The foundation was established by team founder John H. McConnell back in 2000. McConnell wanted all members of the Blue Jacket organization to help improve the quality of life throughout the community with a focus on the areas of pediatric cancer; children’s health and safety; and youth and amateur hockey development.

The Golf Outing is just one of the many fantastic events the foundation puts on each year. Beautiful Double Eagle Club in Galena plays host to the outing, which features a “player auction” before the shotgun start. This year D.A. International Casting Company played with Gregory Campbell, a new CBJ player who formerly played for the Boston Bruins where he gained the nickname “Soupy.”

“I’m excited to see new talent like Campbell added to the CBJ roster,” said David Kerrigan, President & CEO of D.A. International Casting Co. “He’s also a competitive golfer who holed a killer shot out of a treacherous bunker to land our team a gross 2 on a competitive par 4. It’s a thrill to play such a beautiful course with such quality people, but more importantly, it’s inspiring to see the community come together to raise money for such a worthy cause.”

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“Soupy” after sinking the shot. 

Since 2000, the Foundation has given $6.4 million to nonprofit organizations in central Ohio. But the foundation has always been about more than financial gifts. The players and staff spend significant time away from the arena, visiting and working with kids, parents, coaches, teachers, doctors, nurses, and others, all in support of our signature cause: the health and safety of local young people. It was very important to McConnell that the team be directly involved in helping these causes. 

“I think Mr. McConnell would be very proud to see the generosity that was demonstrated in the outing today, ” said Kerrigan. “He is widely recognized as one of Columbus’ most generous citizens and his spirit still brings out the best in people. D.A. International Casting Co. is humbled to continue supporting McConnell’s vision.”

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D.A. International Casting Teeing it Up for an Exciting CBJ Season

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CBJ Captain Nick Foligno, Heather Kerrigan, CBJ Defenseman Dalton Prout, & David Kerrigan

As excitement builds over the upcoming 2015-2016 Columbus Blue Jacket’s season, David Kerrigan, President/CEO of D.A. International Casting Co., joined the team for the 2015 CBJ Corporate Golf Outing at The Lakes  Golf & Country Club. Dave and Heather Kerrigan had the pleasure of playing with former Blue Jacket Fredrik Modin. During his time with, the Columbus Blue Jackets, Modin served as an alternate Captain. He is also one of the elite members of the Triple Gold Club having won the Stanley Cup with the Tampa Bay Lightning, and Gold Medals both in the Olympics & the Ice Hockey World Championship while representing his home country of Sweden. Only 26 hockey players hold this honor.

“I’ve had the pleasure to get to know Freddy on the golf course, and on the ice,” said Kerrigan. “Freddy was a great player and serves as a wonderful ambassador for the game of hockey. I’m so glad he continues his involvement with the Columbus Blue Jackets.”

D.A. International Casting Company is a proud partner of the Columbus Blue Jackets for the third year in a row. “I am thrilled to see the new talent that has been added to the team this year, but it’s also exciting to see the team have a Captain this year in Nick Foligno,” added Kerrigan. “He showed great leadership last year during tough injuries. Dalton Prout is another example of a talented, hard working player who helped hold the team together under difficult times.”

The excitement for this new season could be felt all over the golf course. John Davidson, president of Hockey Operations, and Jarmo Kekalainen,  CBJ General Manager, we are also in attendance and are looking forward to see their off-season work play out on the ice. Coach Todd Richards told Kerrigan that it’s fantastic to see players like Brandon Saad join the Blue Jacket team, but he’s just as excited to see young players like David Savard and Ryan Johansen return to the ice as better, more experienced players.  The hockey world is already taking notice of this new and improved team. In fact, Sportsnet recently named the Columbus Blue Jackets one of the most improved teams during the off-season. The CBJ checked in at number seven.

 

 

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D.A. International Casting Co. Supports the Ronald McDonald House

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David Kerrigan (right of Ronald McDonald) at Scioto Reserve Country Club

David Kerrigan, President & CEO of D.A. International Casting Company, joined the fun at the 29th Ronald McDonald House Golf Classic held on July 13.  The event is hosted at five of the top golf courses in the Columbus area to raise money for the Columbus Ronald McDonald House which provides extensive services for the families of seriously ill children.

The outing was started  by Joe Mortellaro, friend of Kerrigan and owner of numerous McDonalds in the state of Ohio. The inaugural event was back in 1984. It was held at a public course in Mt. Vernon, Ohio, and they served Quarter Pounders for lunch & dinner. They event raised $4,000. Today, Joe’s golf tournament grosses about $350,000 for a one-day event. Since that first outing,  the Ronald McDonald House in Columbus has grown from an 18-room house to the largest Ronald McDonald House in the world! This year, the tournament was thrilled to have Urban Meyer, Ohio State University (OSU) head football coach, and Thad Matta, OSUBasketball head coach, as honorary co-chairs of the event.

Joe Mortellaro (on the right) founder of the Ronald McDonald House Golf Classic

Joe Mortellaro

“Joe’s commitment to the Columbus Ronald McDonald House is extraordinary. It is no coincidence that the Columbus House has grown so much since Joe started this exciting event,” said Kerrigan. “His outing has become a premiere golf event in Ohio. To fill five golf courses with so many supporters is an impressive feat, and a wonderful gift to so many families that struggle with terrible childhood illnesses.”

“In fact, just a few years ago, the Columbus Ronald McDonald House decided to rename the tournament the ‘Joe Mortellaro Ronald McDonald House Golf Classic’ in honor of Joe’s generosity and dedication to the organization,” added Kerrigan.

Below: Coach Urban Meyer & Coach Thad Matta at the awards dinner

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CEO David Kerrigan Addresses OSU Students

 

 

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D.A. International Casting Company’s CEO & founder, David A. Kerrigan, was invited to speak to a senior Ohio State University marketing class today. This is the second time Mr. Kerrigan was asked to address the class about his challenges and successes in the world of international business.

Kerrigan spoke to the class about his numerous entrepreneurial experiences over the past 35 years. However, his main message to the students addressed D.A. International Casting Company’s success in the international marketplace. Mr. Kerrigan emphasized the importance of long-standing relationships with business colleagues abroad. He explained that much of the success of D.A. International Casting Co., is based on over 20 years of working with people that have the strong business morals and work ethic.

“After 53 trips to China, I consider my business associates there as family,” said Kerrigan. “You must have relationships you can trust fully to produce top quality products. I’ve been blessed to work with highly experienced business professionals in our trade.”

Kerrigan added, “You must meet the needs of your customer in a timely manner.  We work with our partners abroad to ensure all standards are met, or exceeded. We inspect abroad, and again in our plant in Mansfield. Product integrity is essential to any business you may enter.”

His speech inspired many interesting questions from the class. After answering them, he told the students “Work hard & set your goals high. Don’t just try to reach them,” he added, “try to jump five feet higher. If I can do it, anyone in this room can.”

Kerrigan was honored to learn he will address the class again this fall.

 

 

 

 

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KERRIGAN HITS THE ICE WITH NHL ALL-STAR ALUMNI

To kick-off the NHL All-Star game weekend in Columbus, Ohio, David A. Kerrigan, President/CEO of D.A. International Casting Company, joined some former NHL All-Stars for an All-Star Alumni game on the outdoor rink at the All-Star Winter Park presented by Worthington Industries.

The event took place at the Scotts Miracle-Gro Community Rink, where fans lined the glass to catch a glimpse of former Blue Jackets like Fredrik ModinAndrew Cassels, and Jody Shelley. Current Blue Jackets assistant coach Brad Larsen also took to the ice with members of the Blue Jackets hockey ops department for a less-conventional morning skate. It was a great way to welcome folks to Columbus for an incredible weekend of All-Star fun.

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David Kerrigan & Jody Shelley

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