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Natural Gas Cost Increases January 2023

Kinetic Die Casting Company’s recent SoCal Gas bill has more than tripled (300%+) in the last 12 months. On 01/23/23 our natural gas cost from Southern California Gas Company increased to $3.75 per Therm from $1.15 per Therm cost in the same time period last year, 2022. Our utilities cost has increased over the last year but this month was the largest increase of over 200% and the largest cost we have ever experienced. We use a lot of natural gas to melt our die casting metal alloys in our manufacturing process. This Southern California Gas Company natural gas cost increase is the largest gas cost increase I have seen, as far as I can remember, in almost 30 years of owning Kinetic Die Casting Company. I have no choice but to include a gas energy surcharge on all Kinetic Die Casting Company invoices starting today. That gas surcharge will be updated monthly as our new gas bill arrives on the 22nd of each month.

Kinetic Die Casting Company, Inc. www.kineticdiecasting.com
6918 Beck Avenue, North Hollywood, CA 91605 sales@kineticdc.com 818-982-9200

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February 2023 NADCA Meeting

University of California – Irvine on February 1st and February 2nd. North American Die Casting Association (NADCA) will be hosting the Die Materials Committee meeting and R&D Committee meeting. This is a great opportunity for NADCA Chapter 30 members to listen to the latest updates on NADCA research, network with suppliers and die casters, and tour the lab at the University of California – Irvine. The meetings are free to attend, but we ask that anyone attending please RSVP using the following link, so that we can plan accordingly.

NADCA Die Materials Committee
Wednesday, February 1, 2023 from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
NADCA R&D Committee
Thursday, February 2, 2023 from 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
The meeting will be held at University of California – Irvine, CA 92697

Register using this link: https://forms.gle/NKiF3gcBGNzAXWtj9
(if you cannot access Google Forms please send an email to glim@diecasting.org)

Beau Glim
Project Manager
North American Die Casting Association
847-808-3164

February 2023 North American Die Casting Association (NADCA) Meeting

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2022 Holiday Schedule

Closed from December 22, 2022 to January 3, 2023. Kinetic Die Casting Company will not have access to any phone messages or emails. We will be spending quality time with our families during our time off.

Kinetic Die Casting Company wishes
everyone a great Holiday Season.

Merry Christmas
We wish you good health and happiness during this holiday.

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Sales@KineticDC.com
Kinetic Die Casting Company
6918 Beck Avenue
North Hollywood. CA 91605
818-982-9200

www.kineticdiecasting.com

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Pioneer Diecasters History

My previous article from 09.21.22 I announced my disappointment that Pioneer Die Casting Company closed ” Pioneer Diecasters Inc Closing ” In 2012, I had lunch with the owner of Pioneer, Carl H. Spahr, and he detailed much of the history he has had at Pioneer Die Casting Company since he started working there.

They were open over 80 years ago and incorporated in the state of California for over 70 years. Carl’s father started doing business as Pioneer Diecasters the 1930s and according to public records, he incorporated as Pioneer Diecasters, Inc on February 23, 1949.

Mr. Spahr worked closely with Lefty Harris around that time in the 30s. Lefty started Arrow Die Casting Company later. Carl started working at Pioneer in the 1940s or 1950s. They were primarily operating in the aluminum die castings business.

During our lunch, in June of 2012 Carl said he was in his early 70s. Pioneer Diecasters company employed about 17 people at the time. He had a very lean manufacturing operation. Carl said he visits the plant two or three days a week. He has a good manager that has been with him over 20 years and he runs everything. Carl said over the many years of running the company he has had issues with legal labor disputes in the 50’s, problems with the IRS in the 60’s and litigations from disgruntled employees in the 80’s. These were difficult times on occasion, but Carl said he still loved owning Pioneer Diecasters, Inc.

Pioneer Diecasters 4209 Chevy Chase Drive, L.A., CA 90039

Pioneer Diecasters 4209 Chevy Chase Drive, L.A., CA 90039

I am saddened to see the loss of another die casting company competitor in California.

Kinetic Die Casting Company, Inc.
6918 Beck Avenue, North Hollywood, CA. 91605
sales@kineticdc.com 818-982-9200

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REACH and RoHS 3 Compliant 2022

Kinetic Die Casting Company Parts use RECYCLED Materials in our die casting metal alloys. Kineticdc complies with the EU RoHS 3 standards. Die casting alloys have less than 0.1% of any of the REACH chemicals.

REACH
Registration: Chemical producers are required to register safety data for all chemicals produced.
Evaluation: Experts from member states and the European Agency evaluate safety data for higher volume chemicals and other chemicals of concern.
Authorization: Chemicals that are “substances of very high concern” (SVHC) are to be phased out and replaced with safer alternative chemicals.
Chemicals Restriction: Chemicals may be completely banned or some uses of the chemicals can be restricted

RoHS 3 REACH Compliant

RoHS REACH Compliant

REACH and RoHS 3 Compliant 2022

REACH (Registration, Evaluation, Authorization and Restriction of Chemicals, EC 1907/2006) is the European Union’s chemical regulation that requires that chemical substances on their own, in preparations and all intentionally released substances from articles must be registered with the European Chemicals Agency (ECHA).

The regulation applies to substances manufactured in, or imported to the EU in annual quantities of 1 ton or more. According to the REACH requirements on Substances of Very High Concern (SVHC) a supplier of manufactured and imported articles shall provide customers with information on SVHC if they are present above a concentration limit of 0.1 % on an article level. SVHC will be defined through the list of candidate substances for authorization that is produced by the European Chemicals Agency.

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#RoHS #REACH #kineticdc #alloys

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