Corporate owner of former Grede foundry pleads guilty to 2012 asbestos violation

The corporate owner of the now-shuttered Grede foundry in Green Lake County has pleaded guilty to a criminal violation involving negligent handling of asbestos.

Grede LLC, which was indicted last March, was ordered to pay a maximum fine of $200,000 and admitted to violating a portion of the Clean Air Act. The company also provided 11 affected workers with more than $340,000 to “provide for future medical monitoring for mesothelioma and similar lung conditions,” according to a Department of Justice…

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