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For Immediate Release
Contact: Alexandria Trusov



Odyssey Helps Metalcasters Simplify for Better Efficiency


Bridgman, Michigan, July 16, 2019 – B&L Information Systems, global leader in metalcasting ERP software, has announced six company additions of the Odyssey family of active users for 2019.

From a multi-system mash-up of software services, four Midwest metalcasters each streamlined to a single system for all their business data, Odyssey ERP, in the first six months of 2019.

  • Alcon Industries of Cleveland, Ohio is a trifecta metalcasting types under one roof (sand foundry, investment casting and a centrifugal foundry) which produces heat and corrosion resistant alloy castings and fabrications.
  • Bremer Manufacturing Co. Inc. of Elkhart Lake, Wisconsin is an industry-leading aluminum foundry specializing in complex, highly-cored aluminum casting ranging from a few ounces to 125 pounds.
  • Michigan Die Casting LLC of Dowagiac, Michigan is a division of The Mumford Companies and offers die cast machine capabilities from the 400-ton to the 1200-ton range.
  • Great Lakes Die Casting of Muskegon, Michigan is a division of The Mumford Companies and manufactures high pressure aluminum die-casting components for highly cosmetic, complex and critical specification.

Eau Claire, Michigan-based die caster Shawnee Specialties upgraded from a manual system to the digital data system of Odyssey ERP software. As an ISO-certified, award-winning sole source supplier for zinc die cast, aluminum die cast and die cast related needs, Shawnee’s company culture is steeped in excelling at casting challenges and continuous improvement. The move to Odyssey will help improve efficiency.

Pace Industries LLC. finished their conversion of facilities from BLIS, a B&L legacy ERP software product, to Odyssey with the Odyssey “go-live” of the Chihuahua Division in Chihuahua, Mexico.  

“The transition – of data, of process, of systems – when changing software is immense, and we appreciate the trust metalcasting manufacturers put in our company when signing on with the Odyssey ERP system. As the Professional Services team walks through the change management process and hands-on training with our customers, we create relationships which give us windows into the business results of implementing Odyssey,” noted Kristine Craft, Vice President – Professional Services. “On the other side of that software implementation, we know Odyssey customers experience business information transformation and the ability to make better decisions, faster. B&L is proud to be part of creating a stronger metalcasting industry through technology innovation.”


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