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Major expansion of Latrobe-based vacuum remelting facility
Article Type: News and views From: Aircraft Engineering and Aerospace Technology: An International Journal, Volume 80, Issue 3.
Latrobe Specialty Steel Company, a major producer of high-alloy specialty steels used primarily by the aerospace and defense industries, today announced a major expansion of its Latrobe, Pa.-based vacuum remelting facility for high-alloy specialty steels.
“To ensure America's continued ability to produce the aircraft and fighting vehicles our military desperately need, assure our customers of faster deliveries and support our community, we have broken ground here in Latrobe for a new vacuum remelting facility for high-alloy specialty steels. We expect to see the first hot metal in August and commercial production by year end,” said Hans J. Sack, President and Chief Executive Officer of Latrobe Specialty Steel.
Latrobe Specialty Steel Company, headquartered in Latrobe, Pennsylvania, manufactures and distributes precision- engineered specialty alloys for customers globally. Airframe and defense systems manufacturers specify Latrobe's high- performance, vacuum melted and vacuum remelted alloys for jet engine bearings, landing gears, helicopter rotor shafts, fighting vehicle torsion bars and spacecraft components. Latrobe Specialty Steel offers a wide variety of solutions for the most demanding industry requirements.