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

By Firth Rixson, PRNE
Sunday, May 1, 2011

SHEFFIELD, England and EAST HARTFORD, Connecticut, May 2, 2011 - 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,
, 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.

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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