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To Uniti’s valued customers,

Effective with new orders entered after October 12, 2010, Uniti Titanium will be increasing transaction prices by 6% to 9% on all commercially pure grades of industrial titanium products in the following forms; sheet/coil, plate, bar, billet, seamless and welded tubing.

This action is being taken to offset increasing raw material costs.

For further information please contact your Uniti Sales Representative.


Kevin J. Cain


Uniti announces a change to its up gauge values for Ti CP plate



We are pleased to announce the following organization change:

Kevin J. Cain has been named President of Uniti LLC, ATI’s joint venture headquartered in Moon Township reporting to the Uniti board of directors.

Kevin joined Uniti as North America Sales Manager upon its formation in
June 2003. In July 2005, he was promoted to General Manager of Sales assuming responsibilities for Uniti’s commercial activities in Asia in addition to North America. He has been serving as Uniti’s Vice President, Commercial since September 2007 responsible for Uniti’s world-wide sales and marketing.

Kevin began his specialty metals career in 1979 as a sales representative for Jessop Steel. Kevin turned his career focus to titanium in 1981 by joining Timet where he worked for eleven years in both sales and operations. Before joining Uniti, Kevin held various high-level domestic and international marketing and sales positions with Dynamet and, during that time, lived in Europe for four years.

Kevin is a graduate of West Virginia University with a Bachelors of Science Degree in Economics and also holds an MBA from Drexel University.

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New Small-Diameter Tube Production Cell

PITTSBURGH, Pennsylvania – August 18, 2008 – Allegheny Technologies Incorporated announced today that it has activated a new, small-diameter tube production cell to shorten cycle times, provide superior quality, enhance property consistency and improve delivery performance for customers in the chemical processing market sector. READ FULL ARTICLE


Denise McGinnis

Denise McGinnis, Supply Chain Planner is part of the Logistics team that manages the supply chain for Uniti LLC. This includes the ordering and coordination of industrial titanium slabs, material flow through processing facilities as well as inventory control.

Denise has over 10 years of specialty steel experience. She has extensive experience in managing demanding supply chains, primarily in the supply of automotive customers. At AK Steel, J&L Specialty Steel and most recently at Allegheny Ludlum she was responsible for the supply chain to demanding automotive customers including the responsibilities for inside sales for these accounts.

Denise has a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Education from Virginia Tech. She taught business courses at the high school level and trained professional level employees in various software tools.


New Achilles Joint Qualification System

Uniti Titanium is pleased to announce that our partner Tube Works, VSMPO-AVISMA has received confirmation of qualification in the Achilles Joint Qualification System as of August 8, 2007. The qualification was based on Tube Works certified quality system for the production of seamless titanium tubing.

The Achilles Joint Qualification system is used by 20 oil companies and main contractors on the Norwegian and Danish continental shelves. In addition a number of smaller businesses have entered into contract for use of the system. The objective of the participating companies is to establish the majority of bidder lists by use of the qualification system. More information about on Achilles can be found at

Tube Works VSMPO-AVISMA produces seamless titanium tubing and together with Uniti Titanium has supplied customers worldwide for such applications as PVC, PTA, Offshore Platform and FPSO vessels.


Personnel Changes

Effective October 1, 2007 Uniti LLC will institute the following personnel changes. Kevin J. Cain is appointed to Vice President – Commercial and will be responsible for all sales and marketing activity worldwide. Previously Kevin was General Manager of Sales.

John Tomaszewski is appointed to the position of Vice President, Finance and Administration. John was previously Controller. Both will continue to report
to me.

Please join me in congratulating both Kevin and John.

Carl R. Moulton
Uniti LLC


Personnel Changes

Effective 10-16-06, Jodi Darney has joined the Uniti-Pittsburgh sales team. Jodi has been hired as an inside salesperson with responsibility for addressing the commercial needs of the Uniti product line. Jodi’s 15 years of industrial sales experience will serve her well as she transitions into her new assignment.
Jodi Darnley
412-424-0432 direct phone
412-424-0423 fax

Effective October 1, 2006, Dan Fritz has been named the Logistics Director for Uniti Titanium. This assignment includes the ordering and coordination of slab supply, material flow through processing, shipment to the customer and inventory control of in-process material and process generated scrap.
Mr. Fritz has 20 years of specialty steel experience. He has been involved in various planning positions at all levels. At Armco he defined and implemented master planning and was Manager of Business and Strategic Planning. During 4 years at J&L Specialty Dan implemented pull manufacturing supported by leading edge software as Director of Production Planning. Most recently he was Manager of Outside Processing & Conversion Services for Allegheny Ludlum Corporation.

Daniel has a B.S. in Computer Science and a Business Concentration from Indiana University of Pennsylvania. He has been active in APICS and the Strategic Leadership Forum.

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The Swedes Would Rather Pull Out

VSMPO-Avisma Corporation has announced it bought out the 100 percent in Carl.Edblom.Titan AB from Sweden Carl.Edblom.Trade AB (CETAB), which is the majority holder of Ukrainian CETAB-Nikopol, one of the biggest producers of titanium seamless pipes. It is the first time that a foreign investor prefers to sell its Ukrainian assets to a Russian company on apprehension for its future.
On November 2, VSMPO-Avisma completed the deal, which value is said to have reached $10 million, according to data available to Kommersant. “We supply raw to CETAB-Nikopol and have decided to acquire it to improve advanced processing of delivered raw,” a source with the corporation told Kommersant.

VSMPO-Avisma Corporation is the worldwide titanium/rolled metal maker. 2004 non-audited net profit reached $122.8 million under U.S. GAAP. The 60-percent beneficiaries are Vyacheslav Bresht, who chairs the BOD of VSMPO-Avisma, and Vladislav Tetyukhin, who is its general director. Renaissance Capital holds around 12 percent.

CETAB-Nikopol was founded in 2001 based on production assets of Nikopol South Pipe Plant (Russian acronym is NYuTZ). The enterprise covers 6 percent of the world market of titanium pipes. As of the date of the deal, Carl.Edblom.Titan AB held 50.1 percent in CETAB-Nikopol, NYuTZ owned the remainder.

The Sweden company might have pulled out from CETAB-Nikopol in the aftermath of investing instability in Ukraine, which State Property Fund is setting up the stage to declare null and void NYuTZ reorganization and get the enterprise back into the state ownership.

Another interesting point is the actual timing of the deal, as today is the heat of the battle between Bresht, Tetyukhin and Renaissance Capital on the one hand, and Viktor Vekselberg’s Renova Group on the other hand. Renova is challenging the deal whereby Bresht, Tetyukhin and Renaissance Capital have bought out its 13.4 percent in the corporation, and is determined to grasp complete control over it to establish an aircraft holding.

The article above is from Kommersant: Russia’s Daily Online

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