Firth Rixson May be Consolidating U.K. Operations
Firth Rixson is reportedly considering the consolidation of its Sheffield-based U.K. operations. The company, which makes a variety of forged products, says it is thinking about putting the work of its River Don and Meadowhall plants under one roof, a move that could result in the loss of 95 jobs. The job losses would include both union and administrative positions. Union representatives are in talks to challenge the move and the job losses. According to local media, the company did not comment on the proposed consolidation. The Meadowhall facility produces forgings of nickel, titanium and steel for the off-road automotive, aerospace, power and other markets. The River Don site forges stainless and carbon steels, nickel superalloys and titanium alloys for the aerospace, mining and other markets.