Hazelett Corporation Celebrates 100 Years of Continuous Casting
COLCHESTER, Vt.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Hazelett has been designing and manufacturing continuous casting machines for the global metal industries for 100 years. Hazelett technology is used in metal manufacturing processes worldwide to cast aluminum, copper, zinc, and lead into metal strip and bar used to create countless products. Today, over 100 Hazelett® twin-belt continuous casting machines are operating in more than 24 countries.
C. W. Hazelett commercialized the world’s first continuous casting machines in the 1920s. He dedicated his career to advancing this technology, introducing the twin-belt caster in the 1940s. Upon his death in 1956, his sons R. William (Bill) and S. Richard (Dick) incorporated the business and located it in Vermont.
Hazelett Corporation is proud to be a family-owned company, transitioning into the fourth generation. “As a family business, Hazelett has the luxury of taking a longer view; one that encourages investment in research and development, building long-term relationships, preserving our environment, and contemplating the legacy we leave future generations,” according to David Hazelett, President.
The company has grown to over 150 skilled employees utilizing nearly 100,000 square feet of buildings in Colchester. Hazelett twin-belt continuous casting machines, as well as critical spare parts, are designed and manufactured in these specialized facilities. Hazelett has an experienced team of engineers and technicians supporting its customers worldwide.
An open house will be held on July 18, 2019 for friends and families of employees to view the latest casting machine being shipped to JW Aluminum of Mt. Holly, South Carolina, in August.