A local employer has marked its 10th anniversary.
A decade or so ago, the owner-operators of what became Alliance Foam Technologies stood before the Centralia Board of Aldermen and asked the city to sponsor them for a Community Development Block Grant.
From that moment, Alliance Foam Technologies became part of the Mid-Missouri community of businesses.
The trio had found a business niche and set out to exploit it. On their web site, they explain what the staff of 15 does at the 76,000 square-foot factory off Hwy. 22 between Centralia and Sturgeon.
“Lost foam casting is a type of evaporative-pattern casting process that originated in the 1950s. A foam pattern is used to form a mold. Molten metal is then poured into the molding cavity, which burns off the foam (the foam is ‘lost’).
For the complete article, please see this week’s edition of the Fireside Guard.