Chromalloy formally opened its new casting facility in Tampa Dec. 2, which gives it three times as much capacity to make single-crystal and directionally solidified components, and twice as many Equiax components as its original one here. Chromalloy invested $30 million in this facility, which is designed around the Lean process to cut lead times for hot-section engine parts from 12-16 weeks to one to four weeks, according to Tom Trotter, VP and general manger of Chromalloy Castings. ...

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