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D.A. International Marching Forward with Safe Operations


As you are well aware, local governments are mandating closures of non-essential business in many areas due to the COVID – 19 crisis. While Ohio has issued a stay at home order, D.A. International Casting Company is classified as an essential business as we are a critical supplier for the transportation industry. We hope we can play a small role in making sure every American has access to the supplies we all desperately need during these trying times.

Still, the health and safety of our employees is of utmost importance to us, as we stay open to continue to provide our customers the quality products they need to continue their operations. D.A. International Casting Company is following all of the guidelines issued by the State of Ohio to make this happen. We believe we have a very safe environment for our employees, and are grateful to have their dedication and support during this pandemic.

“While these times are far from normal, we are continuing to fill our customer’s orders in a timely manner,” said David Kerrigan, President & Owner of D.A. International Casting Company. “Preparing for a crisis like this is impossible, however, our inventory program has allowed us to continue to meet our customers’ needs during unprecedented times.”

Rest assured that we are doing everything we can right now to maintain a normal flow of business at D.A. International. If you have any questions, please reach out to us, or visit the U.S. Department of Homeland Security website at https://www.cisa.gov/publication/guidance-essential-critical-infrastructure-workforce.

Again, we thank our devoted family of employees at D.A. International for continuing to provide excellent customer service. We also thank our customers for their loyalty and trust in us. This situation is not forever and we look forward to easier times for all. Please stay safe and know we are doing everything we can to continue to provide the highest quality service and support to our customers.

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Chinese Tariffs Force U.S. Steelmaker to Sue the U.S.

(Photo from JSW website)

As trade talks with China fall apart again, JSW Steel announced it is suing the U.S. for  not exempting the company from the imposed steel levies. The company says it was forced to pay tens of millions of dollars in tariffs because it does not have enough domestic steel slab  to produce their products. According to the JSW website, the company is one of the largest plate mills in America. It manufactures pipeline products and items such as hot rolled coiled bands.

“This is just one example of the unintended problems with the current tariffs on the steel industry,” said David Kerrigan, President and CEO of D.A. International Casting Company. “The impact of the current  tariffs on steel products is vast and continues to hurt U.S. companies and consumers. This is just one example of a U.S. company being hurt by the ongoing trade war with China.”

D.A. International Casting Company serves over 800 customers and stocks over 1,100 different products–including an extensive supply of railcar replacement parts. D.A. International products include premium investment castings, forgings, stampings and fabrications. This extensive inventory allows the company to accommodate multiple markets, such as the railroad industry, mass transit, agriculture, heavy trucking, mining and telecommunication.

 The entire Bloomberg article on this developing story is available online.


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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.

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D.A. International Casting Company Sponsors CBJ Foundation Outing


CBJ Double Eagle 2015

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.”


“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.”


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


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

Ronald McDonald Outing

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






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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