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UNI’s Thiel receives prestigious honor for service to the steel foundry industry

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Jerry Thiel, director of the University of Northern Iowa’s Foundry 4.0 Center, is the 2023 recipient of the Thomas E. Barlow Award of Honor from the Steel Founders’ Society of America (SFSA). 

Thiel was recognized with this honor during the 2023 National Technical & Operating Conference in Chicago. The Barlow Award is one of SFSA’s three top honors and aims to recognize individuals who have gone above and beyond the call to support the steel casting industry but are not eligible (an employee of a member company) for SFSA’s other awards.

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