Firth Rixson Limited Announces the Construction of a Closed Die Manufacturing Facility in Georgia

Jan 04, 2010, 00:00 ET from Firth Rixson Limited

SHEFFIELD, England and EAST HARTFORD, Conn., Jan. 4 /PRNewswire/ -- Firth Rixson Limited, a major provider of highly engineered forged and specialty metal products, announced today the most significant expansion in the Company's history, with the construction of a 200,000 square foot closed die forging operation in Liberty County, GA. The new site, Firth Rixson Forgings LLC, will become the Company's fourth closed die forging facility.

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. 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 service to a broadened market. We are extremely pleased to expand our business in the United States."

Note to Editors

Headquartered in Sheffield, UK, Firth Rixson serves customers worldwide in market sectors such as aerospace, defense, power generation, transportation, petrochemical, medical and general industrial. Firth Rixson owns 11 operating facilities in North America, Europe and Asia.

Firth Rixson Limited (www.firthrixson.com) is owned by Oak Hill Capital Partners

(www.oakhillcapital.com).

SOURCE Firth Rixson Limited



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