The History

 Founded in 1939 as a family owned and operated foundry, Bremen Castings is now in its 5th generation. With over 75 years of experience, BCI is known worldwide for its quality gray and ductile iron machined castings. As a leader in the machining & foundry industry, Bremen houses its own machine shop & foundry. Keeping up with technology is high on the priority list with the Brown family as the company continually reinvests in new equipment for production, environmental, and automation improvements. This, along with BCI’s past and present leadership and the commitment from their employees, is why they have grown and surpassed all expectations of the original founding fathers.

 

1939

Bremen Gray Iron Foundry founded on March 17th with an initial investment of $10,000.

  • Founders: Ellis Brown, Charles W. Kling, and Harold Heckamen
  • Early customers – Bendix Corporation, Clark Equipment, and Ford Motor Company.

1972

Bremen Castings, Inc. – Name Change

1996

Ductile Iron production begins (January).

1996

Machine Shop CNC Operation begins (Mazak Machining Centers)

2000

ISO 9002 Registered (Underwriter’s Laboratory) (April)

2003

ISO 9001:2008 upgrade (Underwriter’s Laboratory) (May)

2004

State of Indiana Half-Century Award

2009

In-house Tooling Shop operations beginBCI has grown from an 800 sq. ft. building to its current 125,000 sq. ft.

2010

Expansion of Machine Shop into Plant II

2012

Opened on-sight Wellness Center

2012

BCI Global and BCI Defense, LLC established

2014

ISO/TS 16949 Registered

2014

1000 continuous days without a lost time accident (February 22nd)

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