United Performance Metals Receives Pratt & Whitney Approval

22 May 2014

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Hamilton, OH – United Performance Metals has gained approval from Pratt & Whitney as a qualified source authorized to perform Laser Beam Metal Removal in accordance with PWA 119-1&2.

Pratt & Whitney, a United Technologies Corp. company, is a world leader in the design, manufacture and service of aircraft engines, auxiliary and ground power units, and small turbojet propulsion products.

“We look forward to being able to offer laser cut blanks to our customers that work with Pratt & Whitney.  Laser cut blanks have helped our customers realize savings in both time and money,” according to Ryan Getz, Laser Business Cell Leader for United Performance Metals.

About United Performance Metals

United Performance Metals is a leading supplier of stainless steel, nickel, cobalt, aluminum and titanium.  The company’s comprehensive inventory of high temperature, high strength and corrosion resistant alloys includes sheet, coil, strip, plate and near net shapes that can be processed to customers’ exact specifications using its proprietary FIRSTCUT+® Services.

Headquartered in Hamilton, Ohio, United Performance Metals maintains branches in La Mirada, California and Houston, Texas as well as sales and stocking locations worldwide.
Specialty divisions of the company include Plus Ten Stainless located in Benicia, California, and Vulcanium located in Northbrook, Illinois.

United Performance Metals is one of 14 leading brands owned by O’Neal Industries, Inc. (onealind.com), parent company of the U.S.A.’s largest family-owned group of metals
service centers. With sales of approximately $2.3 billion in 2013, O’Neal Industries is based in Birmingham, Alabama, and has more than 90 specialized facilities throughout North America, South America, Europe, and Asia.

For more information on United Performance Metals and its specialty divisions, visit www.upmet.com.