US titanium ready to fill any gap: RTI

May 06, 2014 | 06:18 PM | Frank Haflich

Tags  RTI International Metals, Dawne S. Hickton, titanium, aerospace, earnings report, Russia, supply issues, Boeing VSMPO-Avisma

LOS ANGELES Ñ The domestic titanium industry can offset any supply disruptions resulting from political tensions between the United States and Russia over events in Ukraine, according to RTI International Metals Inc.’s top executive.

The Pittsburgh-based titanium producer, distributor and fabricator has “begun to hear from some of our customers that are considering contingency plans with respect to their titanium supply,” vice chair, president and chief executive officer Dawne S. Hickton said during an earnings conference call May 6.....

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