Ellwood Texas Forge Navasota Completes Forgings for Boeing
Ellwood Texas Forge Navasota (ETFN) made its first production shipment of 15-5PH flap-track forgings for the 737 program to the Boeing Portland (Oregon) fabrication facility. Ellwood and Boeing concluded negotiations on a new multiyear contract in May 2015 and shortly after began the qualification processes and testing required. ETFN is one of two closed-die forging companies owned by Ellwood Group Inc. of Ellwood City, Pa. Located in southeast Texas, ETFN uses conventional hammers, computer-controlled counterblow hammers and computer-controlled presses to manufacture near-net closed-die forgings out of carbon, alloy, stainless and titanium. ETFN also has in-house heat-treatment and testing capabilities.