Firth Rixson Forgings LLC completed its inaugural delivery of aero-engine components just 14 weeks since the opening of its 200,000-square-foot plant in Liberty County, Ga. The original shipment was made April 25, 2011, which was also the date of its ISO 9001:2008 and AS9100:2009 registration. This is the company’s fourth closed-die forging operation and its first in the U.S.

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 in a three-step process: pre-forge, forge and post-forge.