NFFS’ Sheila Rayburn to Present at 2020 Casting Congress

Sheila Rayburn, ICON Program Manager for the Non-Ferrous Founders’ Society, will be presenting at Metalcasting Congress 2020, the American Foundry Society’s annual conference and trade show, to be held at the Huntington Convention Center in Cleveland, Ohio, on April 21-23, 2020. 

Sheila will speak on Thursday, April 23, 2020, from 9:15 –10:15 a.m. A description of her presentation, “The Integrated Casting Ordering Network (ICON): Connecting Foundries with Defense Casting Opportunities,” is below:

The ICON portal is a unique partnership between Defense Logistics Agency (DLA) and the foundry industry. ICON provides a procurement solution to buyers responsible for acquiring castings needed by our defense and military customers, domestic foundries and die casters. ICON is a web-based resource created to simplify the procurement process for cast parts by leveraging the integration of the largest database of existing, defense-related tooling, a casting supplier database of foundries that manufacture parts for the defense industry, and a solicitation review process to identify government procurements for cast components and direct them to capable metalcasting facilities. The ultimate goal is to assist DLA in the re-establishment of some of the diminished availability of supply chain parts. The program has made a major contribution to reducing administrative and production lead times and in acquiring needed metal castings.

For more information about Metalcasting Congress 2020, visit For information about ICON, contact Sheila Rayburn at (847) 299-0950 or