U.K.-based Firth Rixson, a provider of forged and specialty-metal products to the aerospace industry, opened Firth Rixson Forgings LLC, its fourth closed-die forging operation, in Liberty County, Ga. The new custom-designed facility was built to provide rotating components for aircraft engines, with applications ranging from regional jet to wide-body aircraft, as well as land-based turbines. Manufacturing will occur in three separate buildings, dedicated to pre-forge, forge and post-forge activities, totaling 200,000 square feet of floor space.

Firth Rixson reached a long-term agreement to supply Rolls Royce with conventional closed-die forgings. Firth Rixson will manufacture these products in its newly commissioned U.S. facility in Georgia. “This agreement is a crucial step in our continuing growth in the aerospace market and builds on our already successful relationship with Rolls Royce,” said David Mortimer, Firth Rixson’s CEO.