ATI’s Utah plant to stay below capacity
Apr 28, 2014 | 04:54 PM
| Frank Haflich
LOS ANGELES Lagging demand from nonaerospace industrial markets means Allegheny Technologies Inc. (ATI) will continue to run its titanium sponge facility below capacity, as the sponge it has already earmarked to achieve a premium-quality rating now goes downstream for melt qualification.
ATIs Rowley, Utah, sponge plant has "produced all of the sponge" thats required in its program to qualify for the premium-quality designation generally associated with rotating parts in aircraft engines, chairman, president and chief executive officer Richard J. Harshman said during a quarterly earnings call.
However, primarily due to low demand from industrial markets, "we continue to operate the facility below capacity," according to a transcript of the call.....
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