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WILLíS TRIBUTE TO THE FOUNDRY (Milwaukee, WI)

In a musical tribute to America's foundry workers, Will reflects on a past summer foundry job and one of the country's most dangerous occupations. MTV for the working stiff.

Will Durst:

During my second year at college, money became more important than a social life, so Iwent to work in a foundry. The first thing you see when you walk in is Hell. Everything that wasn't black sand was on fire. My job was to make the molds, so the fire came to me. Scrap metal was heated at 2900 degrees fahrenheit. And then these buckets of 1600 pounds of liquid metal were air lifted around the plant, and that is how they filled the molds.

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