After successful careers in the foundry industry, brothers Rob and Chris Robbins decided to utilize their vast knowledge of the industry and build Performance from the ground up in 2005. At the time, Performance was built to fill a void in the casting market for a high quality centrifugal foundry specializing in heat resistant castings. Once operating, the progression into static/sand castings was a natural fit and the foundry underwent a major expansion in 2009 to accomodate the expanding product lines. Today, Performance is one of the leaders in centrifugal and sand casting products in a large variety of steel, stainless steel, heat resistant and corrosion resistant alloys.
2005 - Began operating a single centrifugal casting machine in a 3,000 square foot building in Waupaca, WI
2007 - Relocated the original equipment to Weyauwega, WI and added three more centrifugal casting machines and another melting furnace which increased casting capacities to 1,500 lbs
2009 - Added static/sand casting equipment including a carousel molding system, 300#/minute and 1,000#/minute sand mixers, and a mechanical sand reclamation unit. Also added another melting furnace that further increased capacities to 3,500 lb castings
2011 - Due to customer requirements, fabricating and machining equipment were added to better serve demands
2017 - Relocated entire foundry to a new location in Waupaca, WI that will
allow us to be more efficient and give us the opportunity to expand and