On the ground and in the air, titanium waits for a lift

Oct 01, 2010 | 08:32 AM | Frank Haflich

From Wall Street to Everett, Wash.—where they're putting together the Boeing 787 Dreamliner—to the big aircraft forging shops around Los Angeles and Boston, as well as the Tier 1 subcontractors of the industrial heartland, anyone who makes, sells or works with titanium is wondering "What kind of market cycle are we in for?"

Probably more than any metal covered by AMM that isn't traded on an exchange, there's none whose history is more volatile than titanium, dependant in this country largely on the highly cyclical aerospace industry for 65 to 75 percent of its business. ....

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