John C Vaught purchased certain assets from A.C. Willams Inc. to form Tri-Cast Ltd in April of 2000. The participants in Tri-Cast Ltd are the Vaught family and minority interests are held by former business associates at Republic Steel.

Prior to purchasing Tri-cast, Mr. Vaught had been a long term employee at Republic Steel and successor companies. He completed the Operations Management Training Program when he joined the company after graduating from Virginia Tech. Mr. Vaught held management positions in operations and in staff roles. He was a member of the team that formed Republic Engineered Steel from the LTV Steel Chapter 11. In 1999 Mr. Vaught left Republic Engineered Steel and formed Chapman Holdings Ltd.

Tri-Cast has continued to re-invent itself since formation. We have modernized and improved the operation in all areas utilizing cash generated from operations to modernize, improve environmental compliance, expand capability, improve quality and enhance worker safety.

It is the mission of Tri-Cast Ltd and its management led by John Vaught Sr. to provide products and services that meet or exceed customer expectations in every aspect. Included in that mission Tri-Cast is the specialty iron foundry that makes specialty job shop products that are too difficult and in small numbers that other foundries do not want to make.

Mr. Vaught takes an active management role at Tri-Cast Ltd as CEO and his over 45 years business experience supports the business.