Weber Metals & Gray Construction Celebrate Grand Opening of New U.S. Manufacturing Facility
Weber Metals, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of OTTO FUCHS, held a grand opening celebration to commemorate the company’s new manufacturing facility in the U.S. The titanium and aluminum component manufacturing facility allows Weber to produce the world’s largest monolithic forging components for the aerospace industry.
The project site houses a 60,000-ton, pull-down forging press, which is the largest press serving the aerospace industry in the Western hemisphere. The machine is nearly 10 stories tall yet only one-third is visible – the other two-thirds are below ground level.
“Weber Metals and Otto Fuchs are thrilled to announce that our world-class facility housing our forging press is complete,” said Doug McIntyre, president and CEO of Weber Metals, Inc. “This achievement will push Otto Fuchs forward in the aerospace industry enabling us to meet the forging needs of our customers today and for many years to come.”
“We would not be celebrating this great milestone for Weber Metals if it weren’t for our partners including Gray Construction,” he added.
Weber Metals selected Gray Construction, a leader in engineering, architecture and construction, to provide design-build services on the 115,000 s.f. facility.
“We’re honored to celebrate with Weber Metals and OTTO FUCHS the completion of their new U.S. facility,” said Stephen Gray, president and CEO of Gray Construction. “We’re proud to have played a part in making the state-of-the-art facility come to life.”
The press also features green technology to decrease waste and energy consumption and increase efficiency.
About Weber Metals, Inc.
Weber Metals, Inc. manufactures and supplies aluminum and titanium forged product for commercial aerospace, military aerospace, space programs, jet engine components, and the electronics/semiconductor industry. The company was founded in 1945 and is headquartered in Paramount, California. Weber Metals, Inc. operates as a subsidiary of OTTO FUCHS.
For more information, visit www.webermetals.com.
About Gray Construction
Gray Construction is a nationally ranked engineering, architecture and construction firm with nearly 60 years of experience in manufacturing, automotive, food and beverage, distribution and retail facility construction. Currently, Gray has several large projects that are under way or recently completed including: a new global logistics parts consolidation center (PCC) for Mercedes-Benz in Woodstock, Ala.; world-class DogStar® Kitchens for Champion Petfoods in Auburn, Ky., as well as custom-fitted NorthStar® Kitchens for Champion in Alberta, Canada; a new paint shop for Volvo Car US Operations Inc. in Ridgeville, S.C.; a fresh pork processing facility in Coldwater, Mich., for Clemens Food Group; and a state-of-the-art facility for Kraft Heinz in Davenport, Iowa, named Food Engineering Magazine’s 2018 Plant of the Year.