Firth Rixson Completes First Product Delivery, ISO/AS Registration at the Georgia Forging Facility

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SHEFFIELD, England and EAST HARTFORD, Conn., May 2, 2011 /CNW/ -- After only 14 weeks since its Grand Opening in January, Firth Rixson Forgings LLC has completed its inaugural delivery of customer aero engine components. "We have confirmed our customer's receipt of our initial shipment, 8 days earlier than initially planned," said Chris Bohlmann, Vice President and General Manager of the Georgia facility. "The feedback has been outstanding. I am proud of the organization we have assembled here in Georgia, and the results they have produced. This is another major milestone our entire team can take pride in."

David Mortimer, CEO of Firth Rixson, added, "The performance of our Georgia Operational team demonstrates the same focus and disciplined approach taken by our Facility and Technical teams during the construction and integration phases of the project, with the same extraordinary results. This remarkable achievement is another industry benchmark. Firth Rixson will continue to set the highest standards for customer satisfaction in the Aerospace market as we move into the full production phase in Georgia."

Firth Rixson Forgings LLC executed the initial shipment on April 25, 2011, which was also the date of its ISO 9001:2008 and AS9100:2009 registration. Firth Rixson broke ground in Georgia in October of 2009, commenced operation of the forge press on site in October of 2010, and occupied the fully integrated 200,000 square foot manufacturing facility in December of 2010.

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Headquartered in Sheffield, UK, Firth Rixson serves customers worldwide in the Aerospace market sector, and provides forgings and metal products to industries requiring highly engineered material applications. Firth Rixson owns 12 operating facilities in North America, Europe and Asia.

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

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