Aurubis Buffalo sees uptick in orders

Feb 11, 2013 | 03:49 PM | Suzy Waite

Tags  Aurubis Buffalo, Todd Heusner, copper, brass, ammunition, HVAC, telecommunications, electronics lead times

NEW YORK — Copper and brass mill Aurubis Buffalo Inc. has seen an uptick in demand from the ammunition, heating, ventilation and air-conditioning (HVAC), telecommunications and electronics sectors, a top executive said.

The rise in demand has led to a strong order book so far this year, Todd Heusner, vice president of marketing and sales, told AMM. "Orders have gone up considerably. We’ve had a good couple of months of orders."

He declined to give specific lead times, but said they were longer than the eight weeks service centers and distributors were quoting for copper flat-rolled products in January (, Jan. 24).

In order to meet demand, Aurubis is considering hiring more workers at its Buffalo, N.Y., mill, he said.....

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