A Century Of Bearings, Gears, Casting – And
In 1906, the Dolan family made a decision that
would shape four generations of family, countless customers,
and an entire industry: they purchased an existing
foundry and renamed it Calumet (after the ceremonial Calumet
peace pipe of Native American culture) Brass Foundry.
Starting off as a two-man operation on Chicago’s
south side, Calumet Brass Foundry has been passed
from generation to generation in the Dolan family, increasing
capabilities to support large capacity, centrifugal
casting, precise bearings and gears, and much more. From the
very beginning, nationwide Calumet clients received:
- Large capacity: Calumet's sand
and centrifugal casting services support up to 2,200 lbs. of most copper-based
metals and up to 800 lb. of aluminum.
delivery times: Calumet specializes in making the impossible
happen, from the smallest bearings and gears to 2,500
lb. castings shipped within 48 hours of ordering.
- Total service capabilities:
From sand casting and guide
services to centrifugal
casting and machining, Calumet offers flexible services and timely
- A complete range of bar stock: Clients can select from
a range of bronzes and brass to meet their guide, sand
casting, and centrifugal casting needs.
- A century of experience and trust: Calumet's
consistent quality has earned a long list of repeat clients – earning
our customer's trust and respect for decades of service.
and operated by Cathy Dolan in Dolton, Illinois, Calumet
Brass Foundry received the prestigious Women's Business
Enterprise certification from Chicago's Women's Business
Development Center in 1999, ensuring a prominent role
in today's diverse business world. Combining this progressive
business vision with decades of experience, Calumet Brass
legacy of quality is committed to every project from
the finest gears/bearings to capacity castings.
Contact Calumet Brass Foundry today for more information or see pictures
of sand casting examples.