Our History

In 1919, the Casting Industry Suppliers Associations (formerly known as the Foundry Equipment and Materials Association) was formed. The common problems of the war and post-war period highlighted the need for effective group action to advocate for the interests of the manufacturers of foundry equipment and materials. Our organization will soon be celebrating 100 years, which is a testament to the long standing membership.   It is no accident that CISA members do better than those who do not belong to our strong organization.

Today, the need for group rather than individual action is apparent as past challenges and opportunities still exist. Therefore, CISA members are committed to making significant contributions to the casting industry. CISA members believe the casting industry can thrive, and continue to be an integral part of that effort because they represent proactive companies that are concerned with producing positive outcomes.