Universal Stainless & Alloy Products Inc. reported that they experienced a fire at its North Jackson, Ohio, facility Friday, June 14. The fire was contained to a hydraulic radial forging machine. There were no injuries associated with the fire, and all other production units continue to operate. Clean-up and repair activities commenced immediately after the fire was extinguished.
The fire was caused by a ruptured hydraulic line, which resulted with the hydraulic fluid coming in contact with hot metal and igniting. Electrical and hydraulic repairs are underway. Universal Stainless is not expecting any impact to product delivery schedules. While it is anticipated that the forge will be operational in a matter of days, the company has the ability to shift hot-work production to its facility in Dunkirk, N.Y.