RTI starts up Martinsville titanium mill

Oct 12, 2012 | 05:21 PM | Frank Haflich

Tags  titanium, RTI, Airbus, Martinsville, Dawne S. Hickton, Eric Zanin, EADS, Frank Haflich

LOS ANGELES — RTI International Metals Inc. has begun commercial titanium production at its new Virginia mill products facility as commercial aircraft builder Airbus SAS emphasized the plant’s importance to its escalating metal requirements.

The $135-million plant in Martinsville will give Pittsburgh-based RTI an additional 14 million pounds of mill product capacity a year through its forging cell, although rolling capacity is also planned. Its existing Niles, Ohio, facility has a capacity of 22 million to 23 million pounds a year.....

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