"Keep Calm and Lead On"

"I like to hire smart people, give them a little direction, a little vision, and the resources they need, and then I get out of their way."
- Ms. Kiley Eck Hayon, President

It's great to see Kiley's contribution to the article "Keep Calm and Lead On," about new leaders in the very established business of metal casting.


As a leader in high performance aluminum castings, it is no surprise that we are innovating in alloy development too. We have a global reputation in Al-Cu alloys; this time, we're adding Cerium (Ce). 

The applications of cerium in aluminum are largely focused on corrosion resistance, and high temperatures. On the latter, and in the additive manufacturing process, the alloy with cerium, scandium and zirconium looks promising to deliver high strength and good heat resistance. There is potential to replace titanium for short durations above 250C.

No-Bake Line Improvements

Three key project goals with this investment:
1. Reduce labor while dramatically increasing production capacity.
2. Increase mold quality through automated handling (from manual handling.)
3. Increase mold production.


Eck Receives Howard F. Taylor Award for Best Paper

Eck's innovation is recognized by our industry peers.  This time, it is for the leadership in the development of "Quantifying Casting Quality Through Filling Conditions."

Kiley Eck Named to AFS Board of Directors

Congratulations to Ms. Kiley Eck Hayon, President of Eck Industries Inc, to be named to the American Foundry Society Board of Directors. 

Kiley’s career started at Eck Industries in 2002 as a Quality Project Manager and she grew with increasing responsibilities to VP HR & Finance in 2010 to President in 2016.  Kiley earned a BA in Computer Information Systems and an MBA from UW-Oshkosh.
Kiley is proud to represent Eck Industries, and the women in metal casting. 

LIFT Hosts Eck Industries on Master Alloy Development