Weber said picked for large aero forging press

Feb 28, 2014 | 04:39 PM | Frank Haflich

Tags  Weber Metals, Otto Fuchs, Alcoa, Wyman-Godon, Precision Castparts, Olivier Jarrault, Frank Haflich

LOS ANGELES — Weber Metals Inc. is in line to install the largest aerospace press in North America as it takes aim at a growing market for big forgings, industry sources said.

Paramount, Calif.-based Weber has been tentatively selected by German parent Otto Fuchs KG as the site for a 56,000-ton press, these sources said. Weber’s largest press is currently rated at 33,000 tons, according to its website.

Weber declined to comment on these reports. Sources previously said Otto Fuchs was in the process of deciding whether to locate the equipment at Weber or its German operations.....





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