Eagle Alloy: A World-Class Steel Foundry in Muskegon, Michigan
Eagle Alloy, Inc. is one of three companies that form the Eagle Group, a team of Muskegon, Michigan-based metalcasting and machining facilities. With its two foundries and CNC machine shop, the Eagle Group provides complete metal casting and CNC machining services, leveraging the most advanced metalcasting technology and techniques from initial service to final completion.
A leading Michigan steel foundry and steel casting facility, Eagle Alloy has been recognized as the AFS Metalcaster of the Year, and as the MMA Michigan Manufacturer of the Year. As a company we uphold strong values and a commitment to social responsibility. Our high customer retention is a result of quality products and a consistent, customer-centric approach that prioritizes building lasting relationships in the manufacturing industry.
Founded in 1979 by high school friends Mark Fazakerley (Engineer) and Wayne Jarvis (Metallurgist), Eagle Alloy was established to meet the demand for a Michigan steel foundry and short-run shell-mold foundry, specializing in pouring various grades of carbon and stainless steels. John Workman soon joined the team to support business growth, and they collectively transformed Eagle Alloy into a globally competitive, medium to high production steel foundry that holds a prominent reputation as one of the country’s premier steel foundries. Wayne has since retired, but he continues to actively engage in metallurgical projects.
Muskegon has a strong industrial history and is conveniently positioned within a three-hour drive from both Detroit and Chicago. The decision to create Eagle Alloy was driven by Muskegon’s manufacturing heritage and skilled talent.
In 1991, recognizing an opportunity in the investment casting market to complement the already successful Eagle Alloy, Mark and John founded Eagle Precision Cast Parts, Inc. Since its inception, Eagle Precision has experienced steady growth and currently manufactures over 1,000 different part numbers spanning various industries. Their flexibility and rapid response have positioned them as the preferred choice for those in need of high-quality investment castings with tight delivery schedules.
In 1999, due to strong customer demand for fully machined products, the decision was made to invest in a comprehensive machining facility, giving rise to Eagle CNC Technologies. After partnering with a well-established, cutting-edge machining provider in 2007, Eagle CNC played a strong part in the Eagle Group’s growth by delivering top-notch service and craftsmanship, ensuring a satisfied customer base. In 2023, Eagle Alloy fully acquired Eagle CNC Technologies, opening the door to vertical integration and further growth.
In 2002, Mark and John seized another opportunity by acquiring an existing aluminum foundry with pattern-making capabilities. They later constructed a new facility dedicated to the permanent mold division of Eagle Aluminum Cast Products, Inc. In 2019, the Eagle Group sold the permanent mold division, but retained the greensand casting division of Eagle Aluminum Cast Products, Inc.
Over the years, Mark, John and Bill Seyferth of Eagle CNC have invested in the three companies, raising their standards. Eagle Alloy achieved ISO certification without discrepancies, and we obtained registrations for ITAR (International Traffic in Arms Regulations) and SAM (System for Award Management), enabling us to handle U.S. Government contract manufacturing projects. Additionally, we proudly joined an employee stock ownership plan (ESOP) for the benefit of our employees.
As the Eagle Group, we stand as one of the largest private employers in the greater Muskegon area. We welcome the opportunity to show you around!
The Eagle Alloy facility covers 290,000 square feet and houses an impressive inventory of equipment, spanning more than a dozen essential categories for our manufacturing operations.
Our melting and pouring equipment includes powerful induction furnaces and 14 pouring tunnels. We maintain several seats of CAD software and casting simulation tools to aid in part development. Our sand testing equipment ensures top-notch mold quality with a range of testing machines and tools, while our shell core and mold equipment and airset core and mold equipment support versatile molding capabilities. In the cleaning and gate removal department, we have ABB robots, blast reclaimers, snag grinders and more. Additionally, our sand recycling equipment, quality control and testing equipment and heat treating facilities further enhance our production capabilities.
Awards & Recognition
Eagle Alloy has received multiple awards for outstanding performance, community engagement and company values. We prioritize extensive resources in areas such as employee training, safety and wellness, sustainability (1), efficient production, quality control and service. Our unwavering commitment is to constantly enhance our processes, products and overall organization.
Some of our notable achievements include:
- North American “Metalcaster of the Year” award from the American Foundry Society (2015)
- Michigan “Manufacturer of the Year” award from the Michigan Manufacturers Association (2018)
- “Safety” Award from the Steel Founders’ Society of America (2015)
- Attained Gold Status in Caterpillar, Inc.’s Supplier Quality Excellence Process (SQEP) (2017)
- “Supplier of the Year” award from Arvin Meritor for their Specialty, Defense and Off Highway product groups
- Acknowledged by Kimray, Inc. for excellent on-time delivery performance (2018)
- Achieved Partner-Level Status with John Deere (2018)
- Jeff Cook of Eagle Alloy honored with the “Jack F. Steel Excellence in Marketing” award from the American Foundry Society (2022)
In 2022, we achieved a historical best in scrap and returns, as well as customer returns, and have since continued to set new records as a Michigan steel foundry.
(1) American Foundry Society, Eagle Alloy’s Innovative Approach to Sustainability
In order to achieve the long term vision of the organization, Eagle Alloy relies on associates at all levels who live and work by the following values.
Value actions that are fair, responsible, and proper above all else. Conduct all activities according to the highest ethical standards and measures of social responsibility.
Recognize that everyone, and everyone’s work, is important. Give the responsibility, authority, training, and tools necessary to make decisions to the person closest to the activity.
Take responsibility for our own assigned tasks and the performance of our workgroup. Focus on ownership versus blame when encountering setbacks. Demonstrate a can-do attitude by taking initiative.
Value working cooperatively with other at all times.
Foster an atmosphere that values quality, constant improvement, and creativity: encourage prudent decision making; and use mistakes as an opportunity for learning.
Establish effective, honest, and open communication among all employees, business units, and customers.
Be quick and flexible in responding to new opportunities and meeting customers’ needs. Embrace necessary change.
IN SUMMARY: We always ask, “What is the right thing to do?”
EAGLE ALLOY CERTIFICATIONS
Eagle Alloy, Inc. is an ISO certified steel casting foundry. We also comply with a number of other global directives, like PED, RoHS and REACH.
ISO and PED Certifications
Eagle Alloy’s ISO and PED certifications meet the following standards:
- ISO 9001:2015 – ANSI/ISO/ASQ Q9001-2015;
- Pressure Equipment Directive (PED) Annex I, Paragraph 4.3 of 2014/68/EU or 97/23/EC 7/2;
RoHS and REACH Compliance
Eagle Alloy, Inc. also complies fully with the RoHS directive, RoHS2 (Directive 2002/95/EC RoHS Directive and with Directive 2011/65/EU of the European Parliament and of the Council of 8 June 2011) and the REACH regulation (Regulation (EC) No 1907/2006 – Registration, Evaluation, Authorisation and Restriction of Chemicals)
Eagle Alloy, Inc. confirms that, to the best of our control and knowledge, all casting produced do not contain substances listed under the Toxic Substances Control Act, including PFAS.
ITAR and SAM Registration
In addition to our certifications, Eagle Alloy is also registered with ITAR (International Traffic in Arms Regulations) and SAM (System for Award Management. By registering with these entities, we are able to streamline any manufacturing projects related to U.S. Government contracts, including those originating with the Department of Defense.
Ethics & Social Responsibility
The Eagle Group values its reputation as a high quality, responsible supplier of steel castings that does business with companies that share our commitment to ethical business practices and compliance with the law.
We share your commitment to avoid contributing to human rights violations in the DRC or anywhere else in the world and are sending you this letter to address possible concerns that you may have about complying with the SEC’s regulations on “conflict minerals”.
Eagle Group does not use or purchase any “conflict minerals” to include Cassiterite, Coltan, Tungsten, Tantalum, Tin, Wolframite and Gold from the DRC area.
Eagle Alloy hereby confirms that in case of all product(s) attached to this declaration we always observe the prescriptions of RoHS2 (Directive 2002/95/EC RoHS Directive and with Directive 2011/65/EU of the European Parliament and of the Council of 8 June 2011) regulation and the product(s) are fully compliant with the relevant regulation.
RoHS2 compliance means that all substances contained in this product:
- has/have been pre‐registered and/or has/have been registered by our company and/or our suppliers, and/or
- is/are excluded from the Regulation, and/or
- exempted from registration Observance of the prescriptions are also demanded by us from our suppliers, and it is continuously checked.
Charity & Volunteer Work
Eagle Group shows its social responsibility through economic support and volunteerism to over 40 charitable organizations, including:
- American Red Cross
- Big Brothers Big Sisters
- Junior Achievement
- Lakeshore Youth for Christ
- Love INC
- Mercy Health Partners
- Muskegon Chamber of Commerce
- Muskegon Community Foundation
- Muskegon Museum of Art
- Salvation Army
- Sportsmen for Youth
- United Way
- USS Silversides
- West Michigan Symphony
- Wings of Mercy
Eagle Alloy, Inc is a member of the following associations: