About Watry Industries

Watry Industries is an aluminum casting company offering virtually unlimited capabilities. We produce castings from 1 lb. to 150+ lbs. Our current customer volumes range from 300 pieces per year to 600,000 pieces per year in a wide variety of different permanent mold aluminum alloys.

Our History

Watry Industries has grown from a small facility, started in 1957 by Mr. Nic J. Watry, into one of the most automated, high-tech, permanent mold foundries in the industry. Watry is located in Sheboygan Wisconsin on the western shore of Lake Michigan just 2 & 1/2 miles east of I-43. Watry currently encompasses 271,800 square feet and owns land for future expansion to the existing plant.

Our Products

Following are a few examples of the products Watry Industries produces:

  • Castings that require structural integrity to withstand internal hydraulic pressures of up to 4,000 pounds per square inch.
  • Large, outdoor light housing castings with very thin walls.
  • Extremely large castings – regulation size outdoor basketball backboards 39″ x 54″ with a wall section of 3/16″. This includes casting, machining, powder coating, and products are ready for installation when they leave our shipping dock.

More Than Just Castings

In addition to permanent mold and semi-permanent mold aluminum casting, Watry provides the following services – all performed in-house:

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Our Facility

  • Physical Plant – 271,800 sq. ft.
  • Foundry & Precision Machining – 227,500 sq. ft.
  • Tool Room – 11,480 sq. ft.
  • Office and Engineering – 10,670 sq. ft.
  • Quality Assurance – 920 sq. ft.
  • Powder Coating – 21,250 sq. ft.

Our Mission

Watry’s mission is to:

  • Reduce production costs
  • Reduce transportation costs
  • Shorten lead times
  • Reduce inventory
  • Most of all – eliminate headaches!

NFFS and Watry Industries Partner to Provide PPE to the Foundry Industry

In mid-April 2020, NFFS became aware of one foundry’s existing supply chain for 3-pleat surgical-type dust masks. Jason Dannenberg, President of Watry Industries and Premier Aluminum (both are Ligon Companies), contacted NFFS to let us know that their companies had access to a significant quantity of dust masks available from their supplier, and wanted to know how they could help NFFS to help others in the industry.

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