A CENTURY OF INNOVATION
Hazelett Corporation's leadership in the field of continuous metals casting is the culmination of the Hazelett family's involvement in continuous casting going back four generations.
As one of the early pioneers in the field of continuous metals casting, Clarence W. Hazelett worked tirelessly designing and developing continuous casting machines from 1919 until his death in 1956. His groundbreaking work has been recognized in numerous worldwide patents and technical publications.
In 1924, he established the Hazelett Storage Battery Company, the first commercial continuous metals casting and processing company in the world, using a twin-roll caster and in-line stamping to produce lead grids for automotive batteries. His ultimate vision, the Hazelett® twin-belt caster, was invented in 1948 and continues to evolve and revolutionize the production of metal strip and bar today.
R. William “Bill” Hazelett and S. Richard “Dick” Hazelett carried on the work of their father, founding Hazelett Strip-Casting Corporation in 1956 and moving the company from Connecticut to its present facilities located just outside of Burlington, Vermont.
Bill, president from 1956 to 2009, built the company into one of the world's leading continuous casting machine manufacturers before handing the reins over to his son David.
There are over 60 patents in Bill's name and he was personally responsible for many of the advancements that allowed the company to maintain its competitive edge.
David Hazelett has guided the company through periods of significant volatility in the metals industry. Today, the company is stronger and more technically capable than ever. David's vision is for Hazelett to offer the most cost-effective and environmentally friendly metals casting technology in the world.
David's son, Peter Hazelett, joined the company in 2014 and is currently involved in aluminum strip casting research & development.