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