NEW YORK Carpenter Technology Corp.
has begun construction, as planned, at its new premium alloy
facility in Limestone County, Ala.
The plant, to be known as
Carpenters Premium Products Focus Facility, will employ
between 200 and 250 workers and will be run by Ernie Jones, who
will hold the title of vice president and manager, a company
spokesman told AMM in an e-mail.
The Wyomissing, Pa.-based
company said previously that it would break ground in April and
start shipping material by April 2014 (AMM, Feb.
At full capacity, the
$500-million facility, which will include remelting, forging
and associated finishing and testing capabilities, will produce
about 27,000 tons of premium alloys a year, primarily for the
aerospace and energy markets.
Plans call for building construction to start in September
of this year and equipment installation to commence in April
2013, according to the companys website.