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.
Firth Rixson Opens New Aerospace Forge in U.S.
January 25, 2011