Hope of the States

Posted on 16 Jun 2010 by The Manufacturer

Sheffield based metal forger Firth Rixson is to swell its State-side operations by building a closed die manufacturing facility in Georgia, USA.

Named Firth Rixson Forgings LLC, the new 200,000 square foot site in Liberty County will become the company’s fourth closed die forging facility.

With its Sheffield headquarters, Firth Rixon has 11 sites worldwide, including US facilities in California, New York and Nevada and a China based operation in Jiangsu. It employs 1500 people worldwide.

In announcing the construction of the facility, David C. Mortimer, CEO of Firth Rixson, said: “Firth Rixson Forgings LLC represents the continuation of Firth Rixson’s strategic initiatives and growth plans,” said CEO David C. Mortimer.

“Our management and technical development approach consistently results in products that provide satisfaction to our customers, and operational results that satisfy our owners. We will leverage the synergy with our current closed die operations in the United Kingdom to offer our products and services to a broadened market. We are extremely pleased to expand our business in the United States.”