Erich Knoespel has been around the foundry since he was very young. As of November 2013 he has been working full time at the family business Artcast Inc. as the Special Projects Coordinator. Artcast has been around for over 50 years.
Starting in 1964 as Mid-Canadian Investment Castings their focus was on precision and quality lost-wax industrial castings. In 1979 Artcast Inc. split off from the original business and focussed solely on Investment casting for the fine-art industry. Artcast is considered Canada’s Premier Art Foundry. Today, Artcast still produces high-quality castings for the fine-art industry as well as architectural elements, 3D printed applications, and restoration work.