Ellwood Texas Forge Navasota recently unveiled its new $60 million facility. The company, which manufactures large, complex forgings, rehired employees that were laid off in 2009 and hired 12 new employees. The 30,000-square-foot plant includes an 80-meter-ton counter-blow hammer, a 5,500-ton hydraulic press and a 3,000-ton hydraulic press. The counter-blow hammer will allow the forging of larger parts from steels and nickel- and titanium-based superalloys.
Other equipment at Ellwood Texas Forge Navasota’s facility includes: heating equipment (five box furnaces and two rotary furnaces), a 50,000-pound hammer, a 5,000-ton pre-form press, a 3,000-ton trim press and two rail-bound manipulators. The company is planning to install a vertical turning center and add more heat-treat and machining equipment.