Meeting the Exacting Demands of the Aerospace Industry
Aerospace demand is at historic levels and our most recent investments focused on expanding our product offering of aerospace products in response to this opportunity and the needs of our customers. Chief among our investments has been the acquisition of the greenfield North Jackson, Ohio facility which features a brand new SMX 650 Radial Forge, all of the downstream heat treatment and finishing equipment, as well as a premium melt shop with an ALD VIM and four VAR remelt furnaces. This acquisition brings our total company-wide fleet of VARs to eleven.
The radial forge adds to our existing hot working capabilities, expanding the size range of the products offered, improving product quality and enhancing service levels to our customers. The addition of the VIM furnace now enables more extensive participation on components throughout the aircraft with the higher value, premium grades that it produces.
We also engineer and manufacture special shape products for both power generation and aerospace customers at our Titusville facility where we cold roll specialty steels to our customer's precision specifications.