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Employment Prospects


Approximately 15,600 foundry mold and coremakers are employed in the United States. Most foundries are small operations, with fewer than 250 workers. They are located in areas that have easy access to raw materials, most notably in states such as Illinois, Ohio, Michigan, Pennsylvania, and Wisconsin. There also tends to be more jobs in large industrial cities, such as Detroit, where foundries exist solely to supply parts for automobiles. However, some small production companies and factories are located in other areas and they continue to employ molders.

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