Sand & Molding Systems

CES has a completely automated overhead sand system and multiple molding practices, including:

  • Shell Molding Machines
  • Chemically bonded sand molding
  • Green sand -- two squeezer machine molding lines
  • 20" X 30" cope and drag line Osborne molding machine system
  • Green sand floor molding



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Induction Furnaces

CES has four computerized induction furnaces varying in size from three hundred pounds to fifteen hundred pounds. Casting sizes normally poured range from eight ounces to six hundred pounds, and quantities normally vary from one to several thousand.

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CES has an in-house spectrometer that is utilized on every heat to assure consistent pouring practices are being utilized, thereby insuring a quality casting.

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Since 1993

About Us

Established in 1854 to service the Mother Lode mining industry, CES has continued to evolve over the years to meet the changing times and needs both locally and now nationwide. In 1985, the foundry was relocated to a new facility and completely updated.

CES takes pride in working with various types of steel alloys and producing castings of consistent quality. We can provide almost any ferrous based alloy including carbon steel, stainless steel and NiResist.

Carbon Steels

  • ASTM A216 GR. WCA & WCB
  • ASTM A732 GR. 7Q(4130) 8Q(4140)


  • ASTM A436 - TYPE 5 (NI-RESIST)

Carbon Steels

  • ASTM A351 - CF8 (304SS)
  • ASTM A351 - CF3 (304LSS)
  • ASTM A351 - CF8M (316SS)
  • ASTM A351 - CF3M (316LSS)
  • ASTM A487 - CA6NM
  • ASTM A351 - CD4MCu



Our goal

is to provide our customers with the absolute best service possible, top-of-the-industry casting quality, and very competitive pricing. We have a modern, state-of-the-art facility, but we have not forgotten the "old time" personal service that has kept our doors open for over 140 years. CES would appreciate the opportunity to quote your casting needs!