ASM International presented Weld Mold Company its prestigious ASM Historical Landmark Award for 2017 on May 17. Weld Mold, founded in 1945, was recognized for developing and innovating the flood welding process for die repair. Company founder Matt Kiilunen (1905-1990) was personally responsible for innovating the process, which took die repair to the next level by increasing die life while reducing customer costs. Attending the event were distinguished representatives from the city of Brighton and the state of Michigan, ASM dignitaries, members of the press, Weld Mold officials and employees, and other invited guests.

ASM International is the largest and most established materials information society in the world, providing reference content and data, education courses, international events and research. Weld Mold is an international manufacturer that delivers solutions for forge welding and general welding applications. The company has offices in Brighton, Mich., as well as in China and Korea.