ECKA Granules Metal-Powder Technologies (headquartered in Fürth, Germany; established U.S.-based production facility in Orangeburg, S.C. for the production of non-ferrous metal powder and particulates, as well as specialty products for powder metallurgy and other technical applications. ECKA Granules has purchased the land and existing plant facility, formerly used for the production of pistons, in Orangeburg from Federal Mogul Powder Train Inc. The facility is being upgraded for the production of powder and particulate products for the U.S., Canada, and Latin American markets. Production will encompass products from all three of the core business units, including red metals (copper-based metals), aluminum, and magnesium.