Rheocast expands capabilities with tooling facility
Germantown company makes $1 million investment in facility

Daily News Staff

Oct. 29, 2014

GERMANTOWN — Rheocast Co. has opened a tooling facility adjacent to its main manufacturing facility for brass and aluminum high-pressure die castings.

At its new operation, Rheocast occupies half of a 15,000-squarefoot building at N114 W19049 Clinton Drive and employs three employees there, according to a news release.

About 35 employees are at the main facility.

After research, Rheocast invested more than $1 million to purchase the building, new equipment and make renovations, including climate control systems specifically designed for tooling production.

The new facility is equipped with CNC machines, grinders, lathes, acoordinate measuring machine and electrical discharge machining equipment, overhead cranes and other machinery.

Previously, Rheocast conducted tool cleaning and die maintenance within its main 30,000-square-foot die casting facility, but saw an opportunity to expand.

“These new capabilities give us more control over the tooling process,” said Charlie Wright Jr., sales and marketing manager. “Rheocast is known for the complexity of the brass and aluminum parts we die cast, and with the new in-house tooling, we have an even greater ability to achieve higher tolerances and more intricate shapes.

“We can select the highest quality materials, ensure the tool-making practices are what our customers need and quickly make changes in-house to get our customers’ parts to market faster.”

Founded in 1977, Rheocast Co. is a division of The Fall River Group Inc., a Wisconsin-based foundry and manufacturing organization.

Rheocast, based in Germantown, specializes in the contract manufacture of high-pressure brass and aluminum die castings and value-added engineering services for industries such as transportation, automotive, marine and specialty craft, security hardware, exit hardware, fluid metering and others.