April 24, 2007 — The investment casting operation Pacific Cast Technologies will install a new vacuum-arc remelting furnace at its Albany, OR, plant. The $5-million project will double melting capacity for titanium by 2009, and comes in response to increasing demand for aerospace castings. According to PCT president Randy Turner, "Expanding our melting capability signals our continued strong commitment to serving our customers' rapidly increasing engine and airframe build rates."
According to Turner, "We have every reason to believe today's booming aerospace market is sustainable for many years to come."
"PCT contributes significantly to the Ladish family of businesses," said Kerry L. Woody, President and CEO of Ladish. "This is just one more step in their plan for continued market penetration and growth, and we're confident this investment will benefit PCT's customers as well as Ladish's growth plan."
Pacific Cast Technologies is a subsidiary of Ladish Co., and supplies investment-cast titanium parts for airframe, turbine engine, and aerospace structural applications.