Metal service center company purchases titanium processor

O'Neal, a major user of laser sheet metal cutting, acquires Vulcanium, an Illinois processor of titanium for aerospace, defense, and other applications.

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Birmingham, AL - O’Neal Industries, through its subsidiary United Performance Metals Inc. (UPM), has acquired the assets of Vulcanium Metals, a stock/distributor and processor of titanium for aerospace and defense, medical instruments, and other industrial applications based in Northbrook, IL. O’Neal, a metals service center overseeing affiliated companies, is a major user of laser sheet metal cutting.

Vulcanium, which operates stocking facilities in Northbrook and Belfast, Northern Ireland, carries a full line of inventory in titanium sheet, plate, block and bar products and specializes in providing titanium distribution and supply chain solutions to OEMs as well as subcontractors across the world. Comprehensive in-house processing capabilities allow Vulcanium to perform a variety of first-stage processing operations including leveling, shearing, sawing, machining, facing, chamfering, laser cutting, and water jet cutting.

O’Neal Industries oversees the operations of affiliated companies, including UPM, and had sales of ~$2.5 billion in 2012. The company’s Industrial Metals Group and High-Performance Metals Group consist of 14 leading brands.

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