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For Immediate Release
Contact: Alexandria Trusov




Patrick McCrevan to speak at the 2019 Metalcasting Supply Chain Summit


Bridgman, Michigan, January 21, 2019 – B&L Information Systems, global leader in ERP software for metalcasters, is proud to announce that Patrick McCrevan, B&L Account Executive, will be giving a presentation during the American Foundry Society’s annual Metalcasting Supply Chain Summit for casting designers and casting buyers. The Metalcasting Supply Chain Summit will be hosted at the convenient fly-in location of the Hilton Chicago O’Hare Airport this January 30th – 31st as an invitation only event to educate manufacturing buyers on the specifics of the metalcasting supply chain while allowing networking with other suppliers and metalcasters.  

McCrevan will be speaking on the communication challenges that can be presented by surcharges, a talk based on his article “Surcharges and What They Mean for Buyers & Sellers” which was featured in the September/October 2019 issue of Metal Casting Design & Purchasing. McCrevan is a member of the AFS Engineering Division whose mission is to focus on the advancement of the engineering sciences as they relate to the metalcasting process.

McCrevan has extensive expertise in the fields of manufacturing operation and the software systems which support those operations. Since 2006, McCrevan has been with B&L Information Systems, first providing technical customer support and then in business development helping potential customers understand the benefits of ERP. Prior to joining B&L Information Systems, McCrevan spent 20 years with a software firm whose MRP solutions included shop floor production and process monitoring systems for scheduling, quality systems, production reporting, maintenance planning, and labor tracking. McCrevan is an Air Force veteran and received an Associates of Arts and Sciences in Electrical and Electronics Engineering from Northeastern University. He also holds an Associate’s degree in Accounting from Southwestern Michigan College and has participated in manufacturing quality certification (ASQC) classes at Indiana University-South Bend.

The AFS’s 2019 Metalcasting Supply Chain Summit is by invitation. If you are a casting buyer and would like to attend, inquire with your AFS-member casting supplier for an invitation.  


About American Foundry Society

The American Foundry Society is a dynamic technical and advocacy organization that serves and represents the $33 billion metalcasting industry. AFS is the only association serving the entire industry, including all metals and processes, with a three-part focus on advocacy, education, and innovation. AFS also publishes Modern Casting and Metal Casting Design & Purchasing magazines and presents Metalcasting Congress and CastExpo, the largest trade events in North America. Founded in 1896, the organization is based in Schaumburg, Illinois, with an advocacy office in Washington, D.C. More information is available at


About B&L Information Systems

B&L Information Systems is a global leader in providing integrated enterprise resource planning (ERP) for metalcasters.  Since 1976, B&L has used their deep understanding of the specific challenges and problems of foundries and die casters to create an ERP solution which matches the way metalcasters operate, making it easier to learn and use. With Odyssey, metalcasters will maximize their resources, minimize costs, and make better decisions faster.