As a follow up to a story Industrial Heating first reported Oct. 3, Carpenter Technology Corp. will build its previously announced superalloy powder facility in Alabama, directly across from its almost-completed $518 million ultra-premium product manufacturing facility in Athens. Carpenter announced a multi-faceted agreement with United Technologies Corporation (UTC), through its Pratt d& Whitney Division, in early October that includes licensing technology associated with the production of superalloy powders and a supply agreement for up to 20 years. The superalloy powder facility is expected to begin production in late 2015. Once the facility is qualified by Pratt & Whitney following construction, Carpenter will supply the company with superalloy powder for use in aircraft engines. Carpenter’s Athens Operations is expected to employ 250 workers by 2017.
Carpenter Picks Alabama for New Superalloy Powder Facility
October 23, 2013