Products Finishing

NOV 2013

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AEROSPACE available capacity at finishing shops. First, the raw materials and forgings providers will see spikes in demand. This will be followed by growing need for machining services and finally flowing to the surface finishing industry to provide coating treatments for wear and heat resistance. While the commercial aero-cycle has ramped up, the domestic supply chain has seen strong revenue and profitability growth as key platforms such as the B737 hit neverseen-before production rates. The chart on p. 25 illustrates both historic and projected build-rates for key commercial aerospace platforms. Changing Status Quo U.S.-based suppliers have historically concentrated on Boeing work because the supply chain for each OEM tended to be separated by the Atlantic. This is rapidly changing as Airbus continues to make a concerted effort to increase its U.S. production. The rationale for Airbus to move production to the U.S. is multi-faceted, but at its center is the overloaded state of the European supply chain, as well as a desire to support economic development in the U.S. as a means to sell more Aerospace finishers are scrambling to add capacity to their current operations, which means adding more space and equipment. 20 NOVEMBER 2013 — Triumph Group's acquisition of Embee is one of the larger deals among many in the aerospace sector.

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