Press Release

American Foundry Society & APPI Energy Partner on Money-Saving Benefit

August 24, 2020

Susan Skirta, Communication Specialist 

Salisbury, MD, August 24, 2020 — The American Foundry Society announced a new agreement with consulting firm APPI Energy on a AFS member benefit to provide electricity and natural gas cost reduction and management services.  Through APPI Energy’s program, AFS corporate members can receive expert recommendations, cost reduction opportunities, and budget certainty through competitive procurement and fixed, all-inclusive energy contracts. In addition to procurement services, APPI Energy takes a holistic approach to energy management by helping clients implement and optimize demand cost reduction strategies.

“Every day, APPI Energy reviews the wide range of energy supplier prices across the country, and utilizes that data to lower operating expenses for our clients,” said Walter Moore, President and CEO of APPI Energy. “Recommendations to AFS members regarding when to buy energy, and which contract length is best, are based on extensive data analytics and over 24 years of transaction experience,” said Moore.

APPI Energy currently manages 10.1 billion kilowatt hours and 20 million dekatherms of natural gas.  APPI Energy’s unbiased, independent team of energy experts helps clients make smart business decisions about energy procurement, so they can focus on their business. Their energy consultants will:

  • Save You Time - Analyze your energy usage and existing supplier contracts.
  • Minimize Risk - Vet supplier contracts and monitor regulatory changes.
  • Reduce Confusion - Obtain the best price and contract term and conditions.
  • Transition Smoothly - Administer new supplier paperwork, manage transitions.
  • Improve Sustainability- Provide holistic energy efficiency recommendations.

“Though our partnership with APPI Energy, we will provide corporate members with sustainable, effective measures for cost reduction,” said Doug Kurkul, the CEO of AFS. “APPI will recommend reliable energy providers at the best available prices, which sometimes will be a better value than what foundries can obtain on their own in the marketplace. This service, which will also encompass a full range of energy consumption and efficiency solutions.”

To take advantage of this new AFS member benefit, contact APPI Energy at 800-520-6685 or visit

About APPI Energy

Founded in 1996, APPI Energy provides data-driven procurement solutions to commercial, industrial, and nonprofit customers in every deregulated energy market in the U.S. APPI Energy delivers superior consulting, coordination of energy management strategies, and world-class customer service. The firm reduces and manages electricity and natural gas costs for members of 160 affinity groups.

About AFS

The American Foundry Society is a dynamic technical and advocacy organization that serves and represents the $44 billion metalcasting industry. AFS is the only association serving the entire industry, including all metals and processes, with a three-part focus on advocacy, education, and innovation. AFS also publishes Modern Casting and Casting Source magazines and presents Metalcasting Congress and CastExpo, the largest metalcasting trade events in North America. Founded in 1896, the organization is based in Schaumburg, Illinois, with an advocacy office in Washington, D.C. More information is available at