Tue., 12:42pm: RTI secures three agreements

RTI International Metals, Inc., which has a factory in Niles, today announced that it has entered into long-term titanium mill product supply agreements with three United Technologies Corporation businesses.

Under the agreements with UTC Aerospace Systems, Pratt & Whitney Canada and Sikorsky, RTI will be a major direct supplier of titanium sheet products used primarily in the manufacture of engine nacelle components, rotor-quality billet and a range of titanium mill products for various rotary-wing platforms. The material RTI will supply includes mill product categories previously sold to third-party fabricators under agreements expiring at the end of 2013.

“We’re pleased to announce the extension and enhancement of our strong relationships across the United Technologies family of businesses,” said Dawne S. Hickton, Vice Chair, President and CEO of RTI. “Combined with the new agreement for Pratt & Whitney to be our EB Furnace launch customer, we look forward to continuing as a reliable, trusted, and high-quality supply partner in meeting United Technologies’ varied titanium product needs.”

RTI International Metals, Inc., headquartered in Pittsburgh, specializes in advanced titanium applications in commercial aerospace, defense, propulsion, energy, industrial, chemical, and medical markets.