Extra SBQ will meet growing demand: exec

Apr 24, 2012 | 01:53 PM | Corinna Petry

Tags  Timken, caster, refining, capacity addition, special bar quality, SBQ, seamless tubing, Salvatore J. Miraglia Jr. automotive

CHICAGO — Timken Co. is confident that an expansion which will increase its special bar quality (SBQ) capacity by 30 percent will pay off quickly due to rising demand for bearings, gears and mechanical power transmission applications, a company executive said.

Salvatore J. Miraglia Jr., president of Timken’s Steel Group, was master of ceremonies when Timken broke ground Monday on a $225-million expansion at its Faircrest Steel Plant near Canton, Ohio (AMM, April 24). Additions to the plant will include a ladle refiner and large-bloom continuous caster, as well as a $35-million forge press for making bar up to 24 inches in diameter.....

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