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Samuel invests in aerospace metals

Samuel Son & Co, a metals distributor and industrial products manufacturer headquartered in Mississauga, Ont., has made a new $2 million investment in its Missouri Metals division, which focuses on custom titanium hot forming and super plastic forming of aerospace parts. The company explains this will be the first of a number of investments made to increase capacity, add new equipment and capabilities, and enhance the company's safety standards and procedures.

Samuel Son explains titanium is increasingly the material of choice for hundreds of structural parts in modern aircraft, particularly near engines and other onboard heat sources because of its durability, chemical resistance and heat tolerant properties.

“With our team's technical expertise and processing knowledge, Missouri Metals is known in the industry for our ability to deliver on the most technically demanding titanium forming projects,” said Tim Hardman, Samuel's VP of aerospace. “Since the aerospace industry is all about quality, speed and customer responsiveness, the investments we are making will mean that we have the capacity and state-of-the-art equipment required to deliver global programs to an even larger number of customers.”

Samuel acquired Missouri Metals in January 2018, signaling a focus on the aerospace market for Samuel. Missouri Metals will exhibit at the Farnborough International Airshow along with Burloak Technologies, which operates in the additive manufacturing sector.

Founded in 1855, Samuel Son & Co. is a family-owned and operated network of metal manufacturing, processing and distribution divisions, with more than 5,000 employees and 100 facilities.