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O'Fallon business donates storage system to police department

Chief Roy Joachimstaler (from left), Mike Leonard, Rob Mondy and Lauara Weiss pose with the storage system donated by O'Fallon Casting.

O'Fallon Casting recently donated a storage system to the O'Fallon Police Department, according to a press release.

O’Fallon Casting has been a part of the O’Fallon business community since its founding in 1969 and through the years has grown to become a world leader in the manufacture of Nonferrous Investment Castings.

Over the course of five decades, O’Fallon Casting has produced more than 7,500 different part numbers for its commercial, defense & aerospace customers around the globe and the paper records for these many different parts required substantial storage facilities. In 2008 O’Fallon Casting began the process of digitizing its paper records and is now a paperless business.. As the paper records were replaced by their digital equivalents, the shelves of OFC’s “Aisle Saver Storage System” were gradually emptied. With the Storage System still in good condition, O’Fallon Casting began looking to find it a new home and create space for a new Metallurgical Laboratory.

Enter Mike Hulbert and Patty Brown from the City of O’Fallon’s Department of Economic Development, who upon learning of the unneeded storage system and facilitated contact between O’Fallon Casting and the O’Fallon Police Department.

After visits to O’Fallon Casting by Laura Weiss of Evidence Division, and Facility Maintenance Supervisor Mike Leonard, the police department determined it could make use of the “Aisle Saver Storage System” for the storage of long-term evidence. O’Fallon Casting donated the storage system to the O’Fallon Police Department for that purpose.

On Feb. 19, 2014, a contractor for the city of O’Fallon disassembled and transported the storage system to the O’Fallon Police Department. O’Fallon Casting’s Rob Mondy visited with Chief Roy Joachimstaler, Weiss and Leonard on April 3 to see the new installation.