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.