National Bronze & Metals opened a $22 million foundry in Lorain, Ohio. The new facility, the result of a three-year expansion project, was built adjacent to the original operation. The 60,000-square-foot building houses six computer-controlled melting furnaces, including coreless induction and channel melting furnaces. The equipment allows the company to produce a wide variety of alloys to specification for aerospace and other markets. National Bronze & Metals can now produce 1.6-1.8 million pounds/month and will include various heat-treated aerospace alloys.
Houston-based National Bronze’s first foundry in Lorain was established in 1998. In addition to casting a range of bronze alloys, it has been one of the highest-volume foundries for continuous cast alloys in the country. The plant also fulfills orders for specifically designed shapes, and it also houses the company’s Midwest distribution center.
New Foundry Starts Up in Ohio
April 15, 2010