Founded in 1946, Wagstaff, Inc., a Spokane, Washington based manufacturer, provides machinery, technology, and service to enable aluminum producers to transform molten aluminum into solid shapes – “billets” (rounds) and “ingots” (slabs) using “direct chill” casting. The direct chill casting process uses water to chill molten aluminum in order to solidify it into desired shapes for further processing by sheet, plate, extrusion, rod, and forged part manufacturing. Around the world, aluminum producers look to Wagstaff for the know-how and equipment to safely cast aluminum.
Wagstaff develops, engineers, designs, and manufactures sophisticated molds, casting machines, automated systems, and ancillary equipment at our Spokane and Kentucky facilities and has commissioned systems in 58 countries thus far. With its expansive engineering department and state-of-the-art manufacturing capabilities, Wagstaff provides innovative, comprehensive solutions to aluminum producers for maximum quality and productivity in the casthouse.
With regional offices around the world and a dedicated customer service team, Wagstaff is available and responsive to customer needs. Equipment installations around the world require a robust technical service team for after-sale commissioning and service. In addition to a core technical service team in Spokane, Wagstaff has representatives in Brazil, China, UK, The Netherlands, Australia, Croatia, Russia and Kentucky. These dedicated professionals regularly travel to customer locations around the world to provide on-site installation assistance, service, and training.
In addition to its core aluminum business, Wagstaff has expanded its efforts to the custom machining industry with the Wagstaff Applied Technologies group. They utilize Wagstaff innovation and craftsmanship to provide performance-driven solutions in machining, process automation, and project management. Wagstaff Applied Technologies has experience serving nuclear, defense, semi-conductor, and OEM sectors.
Locally, Wagstaff is a contributor to many social programs and community action efforts. As one of the largest manufacturing facilities and prominent employers in the area, Wagstaff has committed to keeping its headquarters and core manufacturing operations in the Pacific Northwest. This strategic contribution earned Wagstaff the International Trade Alliance Exporter of the Year Award in 2005.
Aluminum billets and ingots cast with genuine Wagstaff casting equipment symbolize the standard by which all others are measured. Quality finished products mean better profits to the producer, and the result is maximum return on investment. Wagstaff products provide the aluminum producer a value that can be realized year after year.