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Coremakers work in job foundries, production foundries, or shops that make cores for metal products. Most foundries, according to the American Foundry Society (AFS), are small operations: Approximately 80 percent employ fewer than 100 people, and approximately 14 percent employ between 100 and 250 people. There are approximately 1,965 foundries located across the United States; this is a decrease from the 3,200 in 1990, and 6,150 in 1955. There are about 12,860 foundry mold and coremakers employed in the United States. About 135,550 workers are employed as molding, coremaking, and casting machine setters, operators, and tenders.

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