Excel Foundry & Machine

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Excel Foundry & Machine

 •  October 19, 2017

Excel’s F3 Guarantee promises our customers that their parts will receive the perfect Fit, Form and Function and precision machining is integral to our process. The first few weeks of a newly hired machinist’s employment is spent in Final Inspection rather than in the Machine Shop. Why? This training allows them to experience and understand the...

Excel Foundry & Machine

 •  October 3, 2017

Recently, Excel manufactured a large, ‘unique’ component for a customer – a main bearing for a trunnion supported mill. Normally, Excel would manufacture our bushings to be sold as a whole, circular component. This mill bearing was manufactured as a whole but later cut into a ‘split segment’ which yields three segments out of its original casting –...

Excel Foundry & Machine

 •  October 3, 2017

This weekend I lost a dear friend and colleague. Lawrence Wood, who was recently diagnosed with cancer, passed away on Saturday evening at the age of 67. Many in the Excel family might be unaware of the enormous impact he had on Excel’s growth and success. I want you all to know that this man had as much to do with where we are today as any...

Excel Foundry & Machine

 •  September 19, 2017

Excel was honored to welcome our North American dealers to our first Dealer Summit, September 13-14, 2017. Excel’s guests received a behind-the-scenes tour which provided an insider’s perspective of our processes and product offerings. The event was successful for many reasons. Excel’s tour and breakout sessions were informative and the hospitality...

Excel Foundry & Machine

 •  September 11, 2017

Andrew Wallen (Sales Support Analyst) was introduced to disc golf around age six (6) when he was flinging ‘pie tins’ with his family at McNaughton Park. He became reacquainted with the sport in high school and started playing in the Peoria Frisbee Club League; in 2013, he applied for his Professional Disc Golf Association (PDGA) membership and...

Excel Foundry & Machine

 •  August 25, 2017

Excel is partnering with ZAMine Peru at the Perumin Mining Convention – September 18-22. The goal at this biannual event in Peru is to showcase the latest mining technology and provide effective solutions for those in the South American sector. Excel will be showcasing our Engineered Innovation – the Wide Path™ Undercarriage for P&H® 4100™ Electric...

Excel Foundry & Machine

 •  August 25, 2017

After a multi-year ‘cooling off,’ the markets which Excel serves are starting to heat up again. Excel has been actively reviewing applications, interviewing candidates, and adding to our workforce. As commodity prices in the mining sector continue to improve, oil prices stabilize, and aggregate production in the United States remains strong, the...

Excel Foundry & Machine

 •  June 28, 2017

A hand-held scanner was recently purchased by Excel for on-site engineering. Multiple challenges were caused by our former Romer arm because it was ‘too large’ for carry-on luggage; it required a power source; and it needed to be clamped down on a sturdy structure while operating. The new HandySCAN® is more compact and fits into an overhead...

Excel Foundry & Machine

 •  May 31, 2017

Thirteen members of the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI) at Bradley University (Peoria, IL) toured Excel in May. Machine Shop Manager, Jeff Kleiber, and Manufacturing Engineering Manager, Kyle Keefauver, welcomed the group and served as tour guides; Director of Marketing, Mike Heine presented an overview of Excel’s history and mission, and...

Excel Foundry & Machine

 •  May 24, 2017

The 143rd meeting of COSMET’s Dragline Operators (Common Surface Mining Equipment Troubleshooting) was held in Peoria on May 18 & 19. There were 31 attendees all representing open pit mining operations from throughout the United States that use draglines. On Friday, May 19, they visited Excel’s facilities for an in-depth tour of our facilities and...