Message from our Business Manager

As the Business Manager of Niagara Investment Castings, it is my pleasure to be able to welcome you to our website.  It is my hope that your visit with us through this small window into our unique business will leave you with the answers you came here looking for as a minimum, as well as a confidence that we are your right choice in a partner for your investment casting requirements.

As 2020 arrived, we entered this new decade proud that we continue to grow into a better company each and every year, steadily working towards our goal to be Canada’s most respected manufacturer of investment castings, and building on the many positive changes that our company went through in the past few years.   Niagara Investment Castings has enjoyed a renewed sense of opportunity, enthusiasm, and accomplishment under the ownership of Asahi Refining Canada since 2015, building on our 55 year metalcasting heritage here at our St Catharines, Canada plant.  Since that time, we have continued to enjoy this growth in our business, while fostering a mindset for not only the quality of our product, but for quality of life, through the finest traditional values that the “Asahi Way” sets out for all of their their businesses.

If I have learned anything during my 25 plus years at this company, it is that our business is one that is always in a state of change. From the onset of offshore castings flooding our markets over these past 30 years decimating the domestic foundry industry, to the ever-changing triumphs and defeats that our clients must deal with as the markets they serve go through the cyclical nature of those industries, we have had to learn to adapt to being more than just a supplier of investment castings to our clients, we must learn how to become a valuable partner to them. I have learned that we must continually seek out new opportunities to serve not only our existing customer base in the very best ways we can, but to explore new opportunities for growth in new areas we have yet to discover.

I have been proud to be a part of our growth to a multi-million dollar manufacturer of high quality investment castings for our 200 plus customers all over the world during my 25 years with this company.  I am sincerely excited about the opportunities and challenges that lie ahead for our dedicated team, and I know all of us are up to the task as we move forward into 2020 and beyond.

I am also proud that our company recognizes the vital importance of continuing to embrace changes in the technology employed by our industry.  Just as we have always done in our past, I believe strongly that we need to continue to keep our focus on these changes to remain a leading, trusted, and competitive supplier of quality investment castings to our valued clients well into the future. I am pleased that our ownership is dedicated to making sure my team has all that is needed available to them to meet this goal, and I am devoted to making sure Niagara Investment Castings emerges stronger, and as a better company, with every passing year going forward.

I recognize that our continued dedication to the health and safety of our people, the environment, and the way we conduct our business, are the key elements of meeting our company’s goal of sustainability of our business.  As I mentioned, we are proud to be celebrating over 60 years of business at our St. Catharines location, and it is my intention to continue to ensure our people know they are the most important element of this successful business, and that they each have not only my support, but the support of our entire management and ownership group.

On behalf of all of us at Niagara Investment Castings, I want to thank you for coming to visit our website. I hope you will find it informative and helpful as you learn how our investment castings can improve quality, lower your costs, and offer design solutions previously thought not available.

Please also know that this site is just a starting point, and that we are here to assist you.

Simply use the “Got A Question” section on our homepage for an immediate reply to any questions you may have.  Or, just look for the “Request a Quote” button on any page if you have an existing casting or a conversion which you would like to have us evaluate.  Finally, feel free to call or email myself, or any of our team, using the detailed information found on our Contact Us page.

Enjoy your visit to our site, and thanks for your interest in Niagara Investment Castings. It will be our pleasure to assist you with your investment casting requirements.

John Pagnotta
General Manager / Business Manager
Niagara Investment Castings