July 2015
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Chromalloy expands Guaymas, Mexico, machining capabilities

Chromalloy announced an expansion of capabilities in Guaymas, Mexico, with a new facility that will double its capacity in Guaymas to machine new original equipment manufacturer (OEM) gas turbine engine components. The plant will supply turbine system manufacturers in the aerospace and energy industries.

"As a supplier in the new engine supply chain, Chromalloy is building on our capacity in Guaymas with a new facility and additional production space and equipment to support turbine system manufacturers," said Carlo Luzzatto, President. "Our process solutions and capabilities include precision machining of newly manufactured gas turbine engine parts for the next-generation, fuel-efficient aircraft engines, and the heavy industrial gas turbines used in power generation."

A groundbreaking was held on June 2, 2015 at the site of the new facility with company officials and Sonora, Mexico, Governor Guillermo Padres Elías and Guaymas, Mexico, Mayor Otto Guillermo Claussen Iberri. Other participating officials included Armando Barajas Torres, Mexico Chamber for Industrial Transformation.

The new 36,000-square-foot plant is being developed as a state-of-the-art manufacturing center using LEAN and other principles for optimum work flow and efficiency. The facility is scheduled to be completed in the third quarter of 2015. Once online in early 2016, it will machine up to 68,000 gas turbine engine components annually.

The new facility will replace the company's 17,000-square-foot facility at the Roca Fuerte Industrial Park in Guaymas.


Chromalloy names new Quality Director at Castings

Jennifer West has been named Director of Quality at Chromalloy Castings in Tampa, Florida. West joined Chromalloy's investment foundry in 2014 as Senior Quality Systems Manager. Earlier she was Quality Manager at Tampa Armature Works. Prior to that, she worked for several years at Schneller LLC as Quality Process Engineering Manager.

In addition, West held other roles at Schneller LLC including Process and Quality Manager and Quality Engineer. She holds a Bachelor of Science and a Master of Science in chemical engineering, both from the University of South Florida. She also holds a Graduate Certificate in Total Quality Management.


Houston to host Shutdowns, Turnarounds & Outages (STO) Summit

Chromalloy will be a sponsor of the upcoming 3rd Effective Shutdowns, Turnarounds, and Outages (STO) Summit being held July 23-24 in Houston, Texas. The theme of this year's gathering is "Optimizing Maintenance Overhaul Planning Strategies to Run Cost-Effective and Efficient Operations without Sacrificing Quality."

Steve Fraser, Contract Manager, and Dr. Charlie Nicol, Diagnostic Systems Manager, both of Turbine Services, a Chromalloy company, will present during the conference, on "Gas Turbine Scheduled Outages: Benefits of the Outage Workpac & Remote Diagnostics & Monitoring."

The two-day gathering is designed for business and operation leaders at refineries, chemical and petrochemical plants, and fossil fuel and nuclear plants. It will include panels, expert presentations, and networking events.

Conference topics include optimizing budgets by minimizing downtime, solving technical and management issues, enhancing the lifecycle while maintaining budget, and turnaround processes and procedures. Registration and information is available at


Civil and defense airshow tees up in Colombia

More than 50,000 trade and public visitors are anticipated at F-AIR COLOMBIA 2015, taking place July 9-12 in Rionegro, Colombia. Over 200 commercial and military aerospace exhibitors will be featured and more than 100 aircraft will be on static display. F-AIR COLOMBIA 2015 will feature daily flight demonstrations.

Participants from 25 countries are registered to attend. F-AIR COLOMBIA 2015 has planned a full conference agenda with industry leading experts, panels, workshops and networking opportunities. Information and registration is available at


POWER-GEN Africa gears up in Cape Town July 15-17

POWER-GEN Africa is expected to draw several thousand participants July 15-17 at the Cape Town International Convention Centre in South Africa. POWER-GEN Africa will be co-located with DistribuTECH, each providing coverage of power needs, resources and issues facing the electricity generation and distribution industries across sub-Saharan Africa.

POWER-GEN Africa will bring together ministerial and government officials, academics, executives and professionals from government utilities and municipalities and private enterprise.

The agenda will feature leading experts, workshops and sessions in three tracks: Strategic, Renewable and Technical. A technical tour to the Palmiet Pumped Storage Scheme is available for participants Tuesday, July 14. Information and registration is available at

New Repair Capabilities
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Speaker Forum
Steve Fraser, Contract Manager, and Dr. Charlie Nicol, Diagnostic Systems Manager, both at Turbine Services, a Chromalloy company, will present at the 3rd Effective Shutdowns, Turnarounds, and Outages Summit (STO) in Houston, Texas. Their topic is "Gas Turbine Scheduled Outages: Benefits of the Outage Workpac & Remote Diagnostics & Monitoring." To view the agenda visit
Upcoming Events
Power-Gen Asia
Bangkok, Thailand
September 1-3, 2015
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