CaneKast is creating a coast-to-coast network of facilities that provide quality products, on time. Our unique business model uses the latest technology and provides a scalable service model no matter the order size or casting requirement. We treat our employees and customers like family, whether you’ve been with us for five days or 50 years.
Who We Are
CaneKast started because we fundamentally believe in local manufacturing and want to ensure small businesses, often over 50 years old, will continue for generations to come. Our goal is to create a network of manufacturing facilities that combine the excellent customer service that small businesses are known for with the cutting-edge technology that scale efficiencies provide.
Our customers have access to workers with decades of experience in the “art” of casting, along with the technological know-how to implement the “science” of materials. Of course, our management team’s cell phones are available, so your questions are answered by a real person day or night.
We focus on non-ferrous foundries and associated services such as CNC machining, heat treating, pattern/prototype development, and secondary finishing. We cover the breadth of casting production from green sand to no-bake/air-set to gravity-fed die-cast/permanent mold.
Ermak Foundry & Machining
Ermak Foundry & Machining is the best one-stop-shop in the Midwest for aluminum sand casting, machining, and permanent mold production. From prototypes to one-of-a-kind custom products to large manufacturing runs, Ermak has you covered. Additionally, Ermak offers a variety of value-added services such as finishing and heat treatment.
Reg Zeller, CEO, acquired Northwest Casting of St. Paul, MN, in June 2019, adding their staff to the Ermak family. Northwest’s enthusiastic professionals bring many years of process knowledge and problem-solving experience to Ermak and to every casting project they undertake.
Patriot Foundry & Castings
Patriot Foundry specializes in high-quality non-ferrous sand castings with expertise in bronze, aluminum, copper, and zinc-based alloy casting. Whether you need a single custom product or thousands of them, Patriot meets and exceeds your engineering and product development challenges.
RDS Dock Hardware
RDS Dock Hardware offers safe, effective, high-quality cast aluminum docks, dock hardware and accessories, deck components, and bridge hardware. RDS Docks, straight from the manufacturer, save time, money, and peace of mind. RDS has extensive field experience in constructing and installing docks, providing insights that allow us to create dock systems better suited for actual field and marine conditions.
Our management group comes from diverse backgrounds with decades of experience in both small and large companies across engineering, sales, business development, strategy, product management, and operations.
Reg held executive positions in the areas of product management and acquisitions in four different Fortune 500 companies.
Seth started on the corporate track in engineering, operations, and product management for General Electric and Volkswagen.
Eric’s career at John Deere involved numerous Supply Management and Operations roles, including foundry procurement/auditing.
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