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Clinkenbeard’s Ron Gustafson Sr. Featured Subject in National Magazine Editor’s Page Editorial

Ron Gustafson Sr., senior advisor to Clinkenbeard, Rockford, Illinois, was the featured subject in Editor Robert Brooks’ featured editorial in the December issue of Foundry Management & Technology magazine, a national publication serving foundries and metalcasting companies in the US.

The editorial can be viewed at http://foundrymag.com/opinion/patterns-progress .

Mr. Gustafson retired as president from Clinkenbeard in October 2012, and now serves as a senior advisor to the company.

Clinkenbeard www.clinkenbeard.com , an M2M Group company, is a Rockford, Illinois-based worldwide leader in the rapid production of complex castings and machined parts using a wide variety of metals and plastics.  The company was founded in 1966.

About Clinkenbeard
Clinkenbeard is a Model-to-Machine (M2M) Group Company and global leader in the rapid prototyping and production of complex cast and machined parts using a wide variety of metals and plastics.  It serves companies large and small in a wide range of industries throughout the world.  The company produces rapid delivery of machined castings and machined parts from solid stock, as well as engineering and trade show quality product mock ups.  Quantities range from prototype to low volume production.

Established in 1966, the company has a well-established CNC department and conventional pattern shop with a background in simple parts as well as highly-cored complex castings.  Its in-house molding and core-making capability allow it to make fully-formed sand molds. 

Clinkenbeard customers enjoy the fastest turnaround times in the industry, the highest levels of reliability, dependability and quality consistency, and the most accurate castings.  It is the only company that applies the patented Clinkenbeard® Toolingless Process. 

About M2M Group
The Model 2 Machine Group platform is a Generation Growth Capital-led consortium of companies that leverages the capabilities of Clinkenbeard, Tri-Aerospace, and M2M Machining (all M2M companies) to provide OEM customers with an array of services to support their product and parts research and development projects from product design to production.

Industries served by Clinkenbeard and the Model 2 Machine Group platform include aerospace, automotive, auto racing, heavy truck, power generation, US defense and US government, agricultural, industrial and marine.

Clinkenbeard is located in Rockford, Ill., Tri-Aerospace is located in Terre Haute, Ind., M2M Machining is located in Muskego, Wis., and Generation Growth Capital is located in Milwaukee, Wis.
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