Richmond Iron makes custom castings for New York City MTA subway projects. MTA contractors can buy castings from Richmond Iron with confidence since all of our castings 100% made in American castings from O. K. Foundry Co., Inc. Our industrial strength casting capabilities include MTA specified ASTM A536 Ductile Iron for transit castings.
No other foundry has provided more MTA subway restoration castings than Richmond Iron. We know contractors take risks to get MTA projects and buying castings from Richmond Iron limits that risk.
The New York City MTA completely restored the Corbin Building in 2011 as part of a major Manhattan transit infrastructure project. To restore the cast iron window surrounds, fireplaces and interior cast iron stair railings, Richmond Iron created over 80 unique foundry patterns and 600 reproduction castings to replace missing or broken elements. The Corbin Building restoration is one of the largest building restoration projects ever completed in New York City and demonstrates the large scale project capabilities of Richmond Iron. Few foundries are able to make accurate historic reproduction castings at this scale and the combination of artisanal foundry pattern making and industrial strength casting capabilities is unbeatable.
Ductile iron is often specified by the NYC MTA for transit castings and is also a preferred material by MTA engineers. Occasionally older drawings may call out steel castings which are better made in ductile iron and Richmond Iron has experience updating MTA specifications to modern material designations.