Hazelett celebrates 100 years of continuous casting

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Hazelett Corporation has been designing and manufacturing continuous casting machines for the global metal industries for 100 years.

Hazelett technology is used in metal manufacturing processes worldwide to cast aluminium, copper, zinc and lead into metal strip and bar used to create countless products. Today, over 100 Hazelett twin-belt continuous casting machines are operating in more than 24 countries. The latest casting machine will be shipped to JW Aluminum of Mt. Holly, South Carolina, in August.

W. Hazelett commercialized the world’s first continuous casting machines in the 1920s. He dedicated his career to advancing this technology, introducing the twin-belt caster in the 1940s. Upon his death in 1956, his sons R. William (Bill) and S. Richard (Dick) incorporated the business and located it in Vermont.

Buddy Stemple, vice chairman of the Aluminum Association along with John Weritz, vice president of Standards & Technology at the Aluminum Associations delivered a plaque in honor of Hazelett’s 100 years in continuous casting

Hazelett Corp. is proud to be a family-owned company, transitioning into the fourth generation. “As a family business, Hazelett has the luxury of taking a longer view; one that encourages investment in research and development, building long-term relationships, preserving our environment, and contemplating the legacy we leave future generations,” says president David Hazelett.

The company has grown to over 150 skilled employees utilizing nearly 100,000 square feet of buildings in Colchester. Hazelett twin-belt continuous casting machines, as well as critical spare parts, are designed and manufactured in these specialized facilities. The company has an experienced team of engineers and technicians supporting its customers worldwide.

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