RTI secures supply deals

RTI International Metals, Inc., which has a factory in Niles, announced Tuesday 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

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