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US voestalpine subsidiary Roll Forming Corporation (RFC) awarded record order from RTI for Boeing 787 Dreamliner

2009-03-23 | 

Roll Forming Corporation (RFC), based in Shelbyville, Kentucky, USA, a subsidiary of voestalpine AG and part of the Profilform Division, has signed a 10-year deal with RTI International Metals Inc. (NYSE:RTI), to supply laser-welded titanium components for the The Boeing Company (Boeing) 787 Dreamliner.

  • 10-year supply contract with RTI International Metals (RTI) for laser-welded titanium components for Boeing 787 Dreamliner.
  • With a volume of around 120 million USD, the biggest single order in the history of the Profilform Division.

Roll Forming Corporation (RFC), based in Shelbyville, Kentucky, USA, a subsidiary of voestalpine AG and part of the Profilform Division, has signed a 10-year deal with RTI International Metals Inc. (NYSE:RTI), to supply laser-welded titanium components for the The Boeing Company (Boeing) 787 Dreamliner. RTI, as lead integrator, along with its multiple supply chain partners, will machine and assemble the finished titanium components used for the seat tracks in the floor structure of the 787. These components are a major improvement over the previous design in both weight and strength. The contract volume is above 120 million USD (95 million EUR) and is therefore the the biggest single order in the history of the Profilform Division.

RFC is the exclusive production laser welding supplier for the 787 PAX Floor Pi-Box Seat Track programm for the 787 Dreamliner through its Aerospace facility in Shelbyville, Kentucky. “RFC has been under long term contracts for aerospace products that are supplied to The Boeing company since 1969 and this contract continues to strengthen our position in the aerospace market. This product application is especially exciting for RFC due to the introduction of state of the art technology in forming, laser welding, and inspection applications on titanium materials.” says Bill Johnson, RFC’s COO.

As well as being a specialist in Aerospace components, the Roll Forming Corporation is a leading manufacturer of custom roll formed profiles used in the manufacture of construction and agricultural machines, as well as furniture construction. The company employs around 300 people at three locations in the USA – Shelbyville (Kentucky), Jeffersonville (Indiana) and Farrel (Pennsylvania). Annual turnover is approximately 95 million USD.