About Us

Cass Shop Building Bodine Aluminum was founded by Jesse R. Bodine as a pattern shop in 1912. The company flourished in its earlier years, eventually becoming known more as an aluminum foundry than as a pattern shop. Bodine thrived during the war years, becoming one of the largest producers of aluminum castings in the country. Bodine was one of the first aluminum foundries in the world to use heat treating as a process to improve cast aluminum properties.

In 1990, Toyota Motor Corporation purchased Bodine Aluminum from the Bodine family and a new chapter in aluminum castings began for Bodine.

Today, Bodine Aluminum is comprised of three separate foundries: St. Louis, MO, Troy, MO, and Jackson, TN. Both the Troy & Jackson foundries are 100% captive to Toyota and only produce aluminum components for Toyota North America. The St. Louis foundry has remained an aluminum casting “job shop” with over 120 different customers, 1,500 different part numbers and currently ships in excess of 5.5M lbs. of aluminum castings annually.

Bodine is an ISO 9001:2008 and ISO 14001:2004 certified facility that prides itself on providing a “Made in America”, excellent quality, sound aluminum casting on-time and at a fair price. click here to see our certifications

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