Titanium discounts will not alter RTI plans

Nov 12, 2013 | 11:58 AM | Frank Haflich

Tags  titanium, RTI International Metals, Dawne S. Hickton, F-35 Joint Strike Fighter, Lockheed Martin, Frank Haflich

LOS ANGELES — RTI International Metals Inc. is unconcerned about the impact on its own business of reported price-cutting in the titanium spot market.

RTI has seen "some very aggressive opportunistic approaches" in the spot market that appear geared toward landing orders for shipment "before year-end," vice chairwoman, president and chief executive officer Dawne S. Hickton said. However, she stressed that this does not factor into RTI’s overall strategy and has little relevance for the Pittsburgh-based producer, distributor and fabricator. ....

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