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CarTech breaks ground in Alabama

Keywords: Tags  Carpenter Technology, groundbreaking, premium steel alloys, Limestone County, Ala., Premium Products Focus Facility, Ernie Jones, Thorsten Schier

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 Carpenter’s 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. 8).

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 company’s website.

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