LDC Acquires First Casting Co.

East Providence, R.I.–based jewelry manufacturer LDC has acquired First Casting Co., a precious metal caster.

Keith Marsello will be First Casting’s new main contact.

Based in Johnston, R.I., First Casting was founded in 1980 by Jerry Traficante and his wife, Susan.

LDC was founded 33 years ago and is a fully integrated manufacturer whose services include 3-D model making, product development, and design.

“Over the past 18 months, First Casting and LDC have worked closely to make this transition seamless,” said LDC chief executive officer Ed DeCristofaro in a statement. “The First Casting division of LDC will continue day-to-day business as usual, without interruption.”

He added: “We want to take this opportunity to thank you for putting your trust and support in First Casting and look forward to this next evolution with LDC.”

DeCristofaro previously served as chairman of the board of the Manufacturing Jewelers & Suppliers of America (MJSA).

(Image courtesy of LDC)

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