ATI may restart plant if titanium supply slips

Dec 10, 2010 | 11:58 AM | Anne Riley

Allegheny Technologies Inc. (ATI) expects its foreign supplies of standard titanium sponge to dry up after 2012, which could trigger a restart at its aerospace sponge plant in Albany, Ore.

ATI, which idled the 22-million-pound-per-year Albany plant in mid-2009, has been able to buy enough third party sponge to meet its requirements in the 18 months since the shutdown, ATI chairman and chief executive officer L. Patrick Hassey said in a hearing before the U.S. International Trade Commission (ITC).

"Currently, we are able to buy the grades we're looking for from outside suppliers," Hassey said.....





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