the
Stuart McElrath Company
since 1994
   
 
 

 
 
 
SMC was formed in 1994 by Michael McElrath, who has been in the foundry industry since 1978.
 
Michael McElrath has performed numerous projects in North America including cost studies, project management and engineering of parts/equipment and plant renovations.
 
 
 
 
The Company
The Stuart McElrath Company (SMC) is a consulting firm which provides solutions in heavy industry including foundries and petrochemical. A privately held company located in Flint Texas, SMC was founded in 1994 by Michael McElrath after 20 years of working for various companies in an engineering capacity.

SMC diversified in 2004 to include website and print solutions with emphasis on the manufacturing Industry and related company technical associations.
 
 
the Stuart McElrath Company's Goal     Provide Quality Products & Services at Affordable Pricing  
 
 
Expertise
With 40+ years of industrial experience, Michael McElrath's principle areas of expertise can be summarized as follows:
 
Principle Expertise     Equipment & Parts Design
Project Engineering & Management
Web & Print Design
 
The Owner
Michael McElrath is a member of the American Foundry Society, the Texas Cast Metals Association, a Senior member of the Robotics and a Charter Member of Vision Systems of the Society of Mechanical Engineers.

Michael McElrath joined the foundry industry in February of 1978 as a Corporate Project Engineer for Kast Metals Corporation of Shreveport LA. as a Senior Corporate Project Engineer duties included involvement with many nobake projects both in Shreveport, La and Keokuk, IA.
 
Past Positions     Architectural Draftsman/Detailer
Corporate Project Engineer
Glass Mold Designer
Manager of Engineering and Manufacturing
Manager of Plant Engineering
Project Engineer
Sales Engineer
Sales Manager
Senior Project Engineer
 
In 1980, Michael McElrath joined Dependable Fordath (now Dependable Foundry Equipment Company/Redford Carver Foundry Products Company) and held positions of Project Engineer, Sales Engineer, Manager of Plant Engineering, Sales Manager, and Manager of Engineering and Manufacturing. Duties included equipment sales, equipment/facilities layouts, product development and evaluation, field equipment service, supervision of large turnkey projects and supervision of the engineering department including manufacturing.

In 1991, Michael McElrath joined Harry H. Kessler & Associates as a Sr. Project Engineer working on feasibility studies, cost reduction surveys, plant layouts, equipment and site selection and detail engineering.