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Casting Experts

Superior provides aluminum casting services to many industries throughout the central midwest and the southern United States.


CaneKast™, Inc. Announces Acquisition of Superior Aluminum Castings

CHASKA, Minnesota, May 19, 2021 – CaneKast™ and its companies Ermak Foundry & Machining, Patriot Foundry & Castings and RDS Dock Hardware have acquired Superior Aluminum Castings of Independence, Missouri. Reg Zeller, CEO and owner commented, “Four years ago we started acquiring non-ferrous foundries because we believe in local manufacturing. We are building a network of facilities that will provide the benefits of a small business yet have state-of-the-art technology typically only found in large conglomerates. Superior is a great fit to help us achieve this vision.”

Our Foundries & Manufacturing

Our non-ferrous foundries cover the breadth of casting production from green sand to no-bake/air-set to gravity-fed die-cast/permanent mold and associated services such as CNC machining, heat treating, pattern/prototype development, and secondary finishing.



CaneKast™ is creating a coast-to-coast network of facilities that provide quality products on time. Our unique business model uses the latest technology and provides a scalable service model no matter the order size or casting requirement. We treat our employees and customers like family, whether you’ve been with us for five days or 50 years.

Ermak Foundry & Machining


Ermak Foundry & Machining is the best one-stop-shop in the Midwest for aluminum sand casting, machining, and permanent mold production. From prototypes to one-of-a-kind custom products to large manufacturing runs, Ermak has you covered. Additionally, Ermak offers a variety of value-added services such as finishing and heat treatment.

Northwest Casting


Reg Zeller, CEO, acquired Northwest Casting of St. Paul, MN, in June 2019, adding their staff to the Ermak family. Northwest’s enthusiastic professionals bring many years of process knowledge and problem-solving experience to Ermak and to every casting project they undertake.

Patriot Foundry & Castings


Patriot Foundry specializes in high-quality non-ferrous sand castings with expertise in bronze, aluminum, copper, and zinc-based alloy casting. Whether you need a single custom product or thousands of them, Patriot meets and exceeds your engineering and product development challenges.

Superior Aluminum Castings


Superior Aluminum Castings is a best-of-class aluminum foundry serving the south-central United States. Experts in aluminum sand casting, from prototypes to large manufacturing runs.

Cushman Foundry


Cushman Foundry is a nationally recognized non-ferrous foundry with decades of casting experience. Cushman, experts in aluminum sand casting, serves customers in Ohio, Pennsylvania, West Virginia, Kentucky, Indiana, Michigan, and the rest of the United States and Canada. 

RDS Dock Hardware


RDS Dock Hardware offers safe, effective, high-quality cast aluminum docks, dock hardware and accessories, deck components, and bridge hardware. RDS Docks, straight from the manufacturer, save time, money, and peace of mind. RDS has extensive field experience in constructing and installing docks, providing insights that allow them to create dock systems better suited for actual field and marine conditions.

Superior serves customers throughout the United States, focusing on Kansas, Missouri, and the neighboring states; Iowa, Illinois, Kentucky, Tennessee, Arkansas, Oklahoma, Nebraska, and North Texas.

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Reach out for free quotes on new or existing products. Bounce ideas off our team—we are happy to help. We promise to provide excellent service whether you are new in the game or a seasoned manufacturer.