Metalcasters Expand Technology Use

For Immediate Release
Contact: Alexandria Trusov




Five Metalcasters Choose Odyssey ERP


Bridgman, Michigan, October 8, 2019 – B&L Information Systems, global leader in ERP software for metalcasters, is proud to announce five additions to the Odyssey ERP family of customers in Q3 2019.

In Q3 2019, three new customers signed with Odyssey. New to the Odyssey fold is Effort Foundry of Bath Pennsylvania, a supplier of high-integrity steel castings for the pump, valve, nuclear, power generation, and military industries. Also signed in Q3 were Kimura Foundry America at their new U.S. location in Shelbyville, Indiana where they will be using 3D printing for molds of their iron and steel products; and D&L Foundry of Moses Lake, Washington, an ISP-9001-2008 certified facility  specializing in iron construction castings.

During the Q3 2019 timeframe, several award-winning B&L customers also committed to Odyssey expansions and conversions.

  • Muskegon, Michigan-based The Eagle Group, which is the parent company to 2018 Michigan Manufacturer of the Year Eagle Alloy, has started up a new company, Eagle Aluminum Permanent Mold, which will be using Odyssey ERP.
  • Three-time Wisconsin Manufacturer of the Year Wisconsin Aluminum Foundry of Manitowoc, Wisconsin has committed to convert from legacy B&L ERP software, BLIS, to the more technologically advanced Odyssey ERP.

Additionally, West Coast Foundry of Huntington Park, California has converted their on-premise Odyssey use to the improved security and built-in redundancy of the Odyssey in the B&L Cloud.

Manufacturing is in the midst of a huge generational shift and corresponding crisis in knowledge transfer. By breaking down communication barriers and eliminating silos of knowledge, Odyssey empowers metalcasters to keep tribal knowledge within the company while improving processes. Within Odyssey is functionality for CRM, scheduling options and storage of metal recipes, surcharge invoice management, certification tracking and a host of other features specific to the needs of the foundry, die casting and investment casting industry. B&L Information Systems is proud to continue to support metalcasters with ERP software specifically designed to help metalcasters use today’s technology to make better decisions faster.

In total, B&L has signed eleven new companies to the Odyssey family of customers so far in 2019.


About B&L Information Systems

B&L Information Systems is the global leader in cloud-based Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) software for foundries, die casters and investment casters. Since 1976, B&L has implemented their unique ERP solutions at over 400 metalcasting operations, making their cloud-based Odyssey ERP match how metalcasters operate.  With Odyssey, metalcasters maximize their resources, minimize costs, and make better decisions faster.