Firth Rixson Announces the Grand Opening of its Georgia Based Aerospace Forging Facility

By Firth Rixson, PRNE
Tuesday, January 18, 2011

SHEFFIELD, England, and EAST HARTFORD, Connecticut, January 19, 2011 - Firth Rixson, a major provider of forged and specialty metal products to
the Aerospace industry, announced today the Grand Opening of Firth Rixson
Forgings LLC, the Company's fourth closed die forging operation, located in
Liberty County, GA. The announcement was made during a two day Customer
Appreciation event held at the facility, attended by representatives from
every major aero engine manufacturer worldwide, many of their partners, and
significant industrial gas turbine producers.

The most significant expansion in the Company's history, the Firth Rixson
Forgings LLC facility was custom designed and built to provide rotating
components for aircraft engines, with applications ranging from regional jet
to wide body aircraft, as well as land based turbines. The manufacturing
process will take place in three separate buildings, dedicated respectively
to pre forge, forge, and post forge activities, totaling 200,000 square feet
of floor space. Modular construction within each of the building structures
provides Firth Rixson Forgings LLC extraordinary flexibility in response to
customer and market demand.

In announcing the opening of the facility, David C. Mortimer, CEO of
Firth Rixson, said, "Firth Rixson has completed a decisive move in the
Aerospace industry. Within one year of announcing its construction, Firth
Rixson Forgings LLC is fully operational. The technical organization
assembled for this facility is industry leading. Our facilities, equipment
and installations are of world class caliber. Today, Firth Rixson advances
its prominent position in the Aerospace industry by delivering a broadened
service to our valued customers."

Note to Editors

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 ( is owned by Oak Hill
Capital Partners (

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