Bremen Castings, Inc (BCI) is a 4th generation family owned manufacturer of machined complete gray & ductile iron castings for heavy truck, valves & pipe fittings, pump components, compressors, lawn/garden equipment, and military contract work. BCI is headquartered in Bremen, Indiana. Bremen Gray Iron Foundry was founded on March 17, 1939 by Ellis Brown, Charles W. Kling, and Harold Heckamen. The foundry originally produced fire pots, stove parts, furnace, shaker, and laundry grates for its customers. Suppliers included Hurwich Iron where they purchased cupola/steel materials, I.O. Pfeiffer Construction who helped build the foundry and install equipment, and Koontz Hardware where various supplies were purchased. All of these early suppliers are still in business today and continue to have close relationships with BCI. In 1972, the company changed its name to Bremen Castings, Inc.