July 12, 2010
On June 1, a U.S. Congressional delegation visited Electralloyís Wrought Products facility in Cherrytree, PA then toured the companyís primary Melt Shop and Remelt Facility in Oil City. The delegation, comprised of Congressman Glenn Thompson (R-5), District Director Peter M. Winkler, and Senior Field Representative Joe Fadden, visited the facilities in an effort to learn more about the production of specialty alloys and their applications.
First up on the tour was the recently opened Wrought Products Facility which hosted an open house for Electralloy employees and therr families in May. This state-of-the-art machining, processing and finishing facility provides over 100,000 square feet of manufacturing space. Strategically selected equipment ensures fast, efficient, high-quality bar and billet conversion services.
Electralloyís Mike Evans, Director of Technical Marketing Services, conducted the tour of the newly commissioned Wrought Products Facility, providing details on the production process and also pointing out the new state-of-the-art equipment that the facility boasts including: five new cranes having from 15-to 50-tons of lifting capacity, nine saws with capacity to cut up to a 60" X 60" cross section, and a cold finishing bar cell with capabilities of finishing 2" to 12" diameter in lengths up to 30 feet.
In Oil City, the tour of the Electralloy melt facilities was hosted by Tim Roessner, V.P. of Production Planning, and Tom Wood, Senior V.P. of Operations and Technology. The delegation was greeted in the shops by the Electralloyís hard working employees.
After getting an insiderís look at both facilities, the delegation met with Electralloy President and COO Tracy Rudolph to discuss energy, economics, manufacturing, the state of defense spending and other specialty steel issues of interest that are vital to the establishment and ongoing growth of a strong industrial base.
Congressman Thompson, who represents Pennsylvaniaís 5th Congressional District, stated, ì Companies like Electralloy ó which are expanding, creating jobs and have a strong track record of unwavering qualityó are exactly what Pennsylvania needs to compete in the global economy.î