Union Electric Steel Corp., a subsidiary of Ampco-Pittsburgh Corp., has been selected by Zhongwang High Precision Aluminum Industry Co. Ltd. (Zhongwang Aluminum) to supply rolls for its new hot-rolling mill. The $4.4 million agreement, which includes forged finishing work rolls and forged roughing work rolls, follows a successful series of trials at Zhongwang Aluminum’s existing manufacturing plant. Shipments are expected to begin in the first quarter of 2018.

Carnegie, Pa.-based Union Electric Steel produces forged and cast rolls for the worldwide steel and aluminum industries, as well as ingot and open-die forged products for the oil and gas, aluminum and plastic extrusion industries.

Zhongwang Aluminum, located in Wuqing District, Tianjin Province, manufactures high-end aluminum flat-rolled products. The company specializes in the casting, hot rolling, cold rolling and finishing of heavy-gauge aluminum plates and sheets for the transportation sector.