France's Le Creusot Forge (LCF), a supplier of forgings to the nuclear power industry, ceased operations in December 2015 upon the discovery of quality issues pertaining to the composition of some steel components used in reactor vessels.
South Korea’s Doosan Heavy Industries & Construction installed a new 17,000-ton steel forging press at its forging plant in Changwon. The press, which replaces a 13,000-ton press, is expected to increase the Changwon plant’s forging capacity by 34%.
Pratt & Whitney, a division of United Technologies Corp., announced plans to invest $386 million in its Columbus, Ga., facility to increase the production of parts and maintenance services and to reduce costs for new and existing engine programs.
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