Welcome to the Ductile Iron Society


  • James Wood

    James N. Wood
    Dec. 10, 1954 – February 16, 2020

    The Ductile Iron Society is extremely saddened to report that Jim Wood, former DIS Executive Director passed away Sunday, February 16, peacefully at his home in Clearwater, Florida.  Jim had retired at the end of December due to health issues. We don’t have any further information about funeral arrangements for Jim, but there are plans to have a celebration of life service for Jim in Strongsville, Ohio and also in Canada sometime in June.

    When we receive further information, we will forward and post to the DIS website.

    If you would like to send a card to  Jim’s family, contact sjlambert@ductile.org for the address.


    Kevin McMahon

  • We also received the news that Kevin McMahon who worked for Elkem passed away suddenly last week.  Update: There will be a Celebration of Life for Kevin on April 4, 2020 at the Riverside Ballroom in Green Bay, WI.  Guests can arrive at 3:30 PM.  The service will start at 4:30 PM with a dinner to follow at 5:30 PM.

    Please keep the Wood and McMahon families in your thoughts and prayers and remember these two special men who did so much for our industry over the years.

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    The main objective of the Ductile Iron Society is to advance the technology, art, science of ductile iron production and to disseminate all such information to the members. Such an objective is achieved by:

  • Research programs aimed at improving production technology, solving long standing production problems, and providing better manufacturing economies.
  • Exchange of technical and production knowledge through Society meetings, plant visits, and encouraging private conversations.
  • Issuing various reports and bulletins covering research and new technology.
  • Quality guidance and Certification of producers.