Allegheny Technologies

Allegheny Technologies Incorporated (ATI) is a specialty metals company headquartered at Six PPG Place in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

ATI produces titanium and titanium alloys, nickel-based alloys and superalloys, grain-oriented electrical steel, stainless and specialty steels, zirconium, hafnium, and niobium, tungsten materials, forgings and castings.[1]

ATI's key markets are aerospace and defense particularly commercial jet engines (over 50% of sales), oil & gas, chemical process industry, electrical energy, and medical.[1]

The company organizes its products into 2 segments:[1]

  • High Performance Materials & Components, which includes titanium-based alloys, nickel-based alloys and superalloys, zirconium and hafnium.
  • Flat Rolled Products, which includes titanium and titanium alloys, nickel-based alloys, specialty alloys, duplex alloys in sheet, strip, and plate form, grain-oriented electrical steel.

The company's plants in Western Pennsylvania include facilities in Harrison Township (Allegheny Ludlum's Brackenridge Works), Vandergrift, and Washington. The company also has plants in: Illinois; Indiana; Ohio; Kentucky; California; South Carolina; Oregon; Alabama; Texas; Connecticut; Massachusetts; North Carolina; Wisconsin; Shanghai, China; and several facilities in Europe.[1]

Allegheny Technologies Incorporated
Public company
Traded asNYSEATI
S&P 400 Component
HeadquartersPittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States
Area served
Key people
Richard J. Harshman (Chairman), (President) & (CEO)
ProductsTitanium and titanium alloys, nickel-based alloys and superalloys, stainless and specialty steels, zirconium, hafnium, and niobium, tungsten materials, forgings and castings
RevenueIncrease $3.525 billion (2017)
Increase -$0.091 million (2017)
Total assetsIncrease $5.185 billion (2017)
Total equityIncrease $1.739 billion (2017)
Number of employees
8,600 (2017)
Footnotes / references
Allegheny Technologies mill at Midland
Midland Works


In 1939, the merger of Allegheny Steel of Pittsburgh and Ludlum Steel of Watervliet, New York created Allegheny Ludlum Corporation; prior to the merger, the companies had manufactured steel for the Chrysler Building and Empire State Building in New York City. Allegheny Steel had produced stainless steel brightwork for the Model A Ford starting in 1930[3]

Through the 1970s, Allegheny Ludlum periodically cooperated with Ford to build several one-off promotional cars with stainless steel bodies. Three such cars are on display in the Crawford Auto-Aviation Museum.[4]

In 1978, the company acquired Wilkinson Sword and Scripto.[5]

Scripto was sold to the Tokai Corporation of Japan in 1984.[6]

In 1986, the company suffered a $198 million operating loss and chairman Robert Buckley, stepped down amid accusations of mismanagement. In 1987, Wilkinson Sword was sold to Swedish Match for $230 million.[7]

In 1987, Allegheny Ludlum became a public company via an initial public offering.[8]

In 1993, the company acquired Jessop Steel.[9]

In 1996, it merged with Teledyne to form Allegheny Technologies.[8] The company then spun off several subsidiaries as independent public companies such as Teledyne Technologies and WaterPik Technologies in 1999, to concentrate on its core business of metal and alloy production.[8]

In 1998, the company acquired certain assets of Lukens Washington Steel when it was sold to Bethlehem Steel.[10][11]

In 2004, the company acquired J&L Specialty Steel.[12]

In 2005, the company sold its World Minerals subsidiary to French company Imerys.[13]

In 2010, the company acquired Ladish for $778 million.[14]

Allegheny Technologies debuted its ATI 425 Titanium Alloy on June 14, 2010, at the land and air-land defense and security exhibition Eurosatory in Paris, France.[15]

Environmental record

Allegheny Ludlum's Natrona, Pennsylvania and Brackenridge, Pennsylvania plants contributed to the waste at the ALSCO Park Lindane Dump, an EPA Superfund site. These plants also released chromium into the air, which adversely affected air quality at schools in the Highlands School District.[16]

In 2005, Allegheny Ludlum agreed to pay a $2,375,000 penalty to settle a lawsuit brought by the U.S. Department of Justice on behalf of the United States Environmental Protection Agency in 1995, which alleged that the company had unlawfully discharged oil and other pollutants, such as chromium, zinc, copper, and nickel, into the Allegheny River and Kiskiminetas River in the suburbs of Pittsburgh.[17]


  1. ^ a b c d e "Allegheny Technologies Incorporated 2017 Form 10-K Annual Report". U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission.
  2. ^ "Allegheny Technologies". Fortune. Retrieved 2019-02-11.
  3. ^ "Plating vs. Painting Model A Parts". Model A Club, Penn, Ohio. September 3, 2011. Retrieved February 3, 2019.
  4. ^ McGuire, Bill (December 9, 2014). "A visit to the Crawford Auto Aviation Collection". Mac's Motor City Garage.
  5. ^ Dougherty, Philip H. (August 3, 1984). "ADVERTISING; SCRIPTO'S BUILDUP FOR A LIGHTER". The New York Times.
  6. ^ "Scripto Pen Company records, Atlanta History Center". University System of Georgia.
  7. ^ "Wilkinson Sale At $230 Million". The New York Times. Reuters. March 31, 1987.
  8. ^ a b c Boselovic, Len (December 14, 1999). "Allegheny Tecnologies's [sic] Simmons says 'Sayonara'". Pittsburgh Post-Gazette.
  9. ^ "Allegheny Technologies Announces Management Changes" (Press release). Business Wire. January 16, 2009.
  10. ^ Adams, Chris (January 29, 1998). "Bethlehem Steel Wins Lukens Bid And Agrees to Deal With Rival". The Wall Street Journal.
  11. ^ Somerville, Sean (January 29, 1998). "Beth Steel wins battle for Lukens 400 jobs will be lost as Sparrows Point plate mill is closed". The Baltimore Sun.
  12. ^ "Allegheny Technologies to Acquire J&L Specialty Steel Assets" (Press release). Business Wire. February 17, 2004.
  13. ^ "Alleghany Completes Sale of Industrial Minerals Business" (Press release). Business Wire. July 14, 2005.
  14. ^ "Allegheny Technologies Buys Ladish for $778 Million". The New York Times. November 17, 2010.
  15. ^ "Allegheny Technologies, Form 8-K, Current Report, Filing Date July 28, 2010" (PDF). July 28, 2010.
  16. ^ Yerace, Tom (December 10, 2008). "Pollution around Highlands schools among worst in nation". Pittsburgh Tribune-Review.
  17. ^ "Allegheny Ludlum Corp. to Pay $2,375,000 Penalty for Clean Water Act Violations at Pittsburgh-area Plants" (Press release). United States Environmental Protection Agency. February 1, 2005.

External links

ATI 425 Titanium Alloy

The ATI 425 Titanium Alloy is a titanium alloy developed and produced by Allegheny Technologies Incorporated (ATI).

It is produced in multiple product forms, including sheet, coil, strip, Precision Rolled Strip and foil, plate, seamless tube, shapes and rectangles, as well as castings.The ATI 425 Titanium Alloy was debuted on June 14, 2010 at the land and air-land defense and security exhibition Eurosatory in Paris, France.

Brackenridge, Pennsylvania

Brackenridge is a borough in Allegheny County in the U.S. state of Pennsylvania, along the Allegheny River. It is part of the Pittsburgh Metro Area.

The town is named for Henry Marie Brackenridge. The borough once had glass factories. An Allegheny Technologies steel mill, Allegheny Ludlum Brackenridge Works, plays a prominent role in the community, although most of the facility is located in Harrison Township. The population stood at 3,421 in 1910 and at 6,400 in 1940. The population was 3,260 at the 2010 census.

Brackenridge Works

Brackenridge Works is a specialty steel mill facility owned by Allegheny Technologies and operated by its Flat-Rolled Products segment in the Pittsburgh suburbs of Brackenridge and Natrona, Pennsylvania in the United States.

Economy of Pittsburgh

The economy of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, is diversified, focused on services, medicine, higher education, tourism, banking, corporate headquarters and high technology. Once the center of the American steel industry, and still known as "The Steel City", today the city of Pittsburgh has no steel mills within its limits, though Pittsburgh-based companies such as US Steel, Ampco Pittsburgh and Allegheny Technologies own several working mills in the Pittsburgh metropolitan area.

Pittsburgh was chosen for the 2009 G-20 summit as its transformation is an example of a 21st-century economy. On September 8, 2009, President Barack Obama stated, "Pittsburgh stands as a bold example of how to create new jobs and industries while transitioning to a 21st century economy."On the list of best cities for job growth in 2009, created by Tara Weiss, a writer for Forbes magazine, Pittsburgh secured its spot because of its strength in the health care and education industries with healthy foundations in technology or robotics and banking industries. The 2009 list of all cities places Pittsburgh as the 169th-best city for job growth.Pittsburgh has also ranked in the top five most livable cities in four of the seven multi-year rankings of Places Rated Almanac (1983, 1985, 1989, and 2007).

Harrison Township, Allegheny County, Pennsylvania

Harrison Township is a township in Allegheny County in the U.S. state of Pennsylvania. The population was 10,461 at the 2010 census. Pennsylvania Route 28 passes through Harrison Township connecting Kittanning to the northeast and Pittsburgh to the southwest. Allegheny Technologies has extensive steel mill facilities in Harrison Township, including its Allegheny Ludlum Brackenridge Works. Harrison Township is located at the far northeast corner of Allegheny County. Its northern border is the Butler County line and the Allegheny River forms the township's eastern boundary with Westmoreland County. Its northeast corner also touches Armstrong County.

Jeff Pyle

For the American ice hockey coach, see Jeff Pyle (ice hockey).

Jeffrey P. "Jeff" Pyle (born August 30, 1964) is a Republican member of the Pennsylvania House of Representatives and was elected in 2004. He represents the 60th District which includes parts of Armstrong and Indiana counties.

Pyle is a 1986 graduate West Virginia University, receiving a bachelor of arts degree in political science. He later earned a bachelor of science in secondary social studies education, graduating cum laude from Indiana University of Pennsylvania in 1991. Pyle went on to teach American history and government at Ford City High School as well as Social Studies at Shannock Valley Jr./Sr. High School. He was recognized for his efforts in and out of the classroom, being named Educator of the Year within his school district in 1999 and Conservation Educator of the Year in 2000.

Pyle ran for the 60th Legislative District seat after popular then-incumbent Jeff Coleman surprised constituents and colleagues alike by announcing that he would not seek another term. Coleman then publicly endorsed Pyle as his successor through a series of campaign ads.

Prior to his election to the house in 2004, Pyle was the Mayor of Ford City, Pennsylvania. In 2004, he took over 61% of the vote in winning his first term. He was re-elected in 2006 with over 70% and again in 2008 running unopposed.

Kiski Junction Railroad

The Kiski Junction Railroad (reporting mark KJR) is a short-line railroad that operates in Western Pennsylvania near the city of Pittsburgh. The railroad is based in the small community of Schenley which is situated at the point where the Kiskiminetas River flows into the Allegheny River. The KJR functions as a freight hauler and a tourist railroad.

List of corporations in Pittsburgh

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List of steel producers

This article summarizes the world steel production by company.

Mill Bridge (Pennsylvania)

The Mill Bridge is a structure that crosses the Kiskiminetas River

between West Leechburg and Leechburg in the U.S. state of Pennsylvania.

A 1938 truss bridge, the structure carries the eponymous Mill Bridge Road between the two boroughs. However, it is not the main access route in the area; rather it was designed for industrial purposes, as it connects central Leechburg with the Allegheny Technologies Ludlum Plant, which has long been a fixture in the area. In 1992, the bridge was rehabilitated.

Millersburg, Oregon

Millersburg is a city in Linn County, Oregon, United States. Millersburg originally was the name of a station on the Southern Pacific railroad line, which was named for a local farming family. The population was 1,329 at the 2010 census.

Natrona, Pennsylvania

Natrona is an unincorporated community in Harrison Township, Allegheny County in the U.S. state of Pennsylvania. It is located in western Pennsylvania within the Pittsburgh Metropolitan Statistical Area, approximately 24 miles (39 km) northeast of Downtown Pittsburgh. Natrona is situated along the Allegheny River at Lock and Dam Four, Pools Three and Four between Brackenridge, Natrona Heights, Karns, Allegheny Township, and Lower Burrell.

Nova Chemicals

NOVA Chemicals Corporation is a plastics and chemical company headquartered in Calgary, Alberta, with Executive Offices in the Pittsburgh suburb of Moon Township, Pennsylvania and Lambton County, Ontario. NOVA Chemicals' products are used in a wide variety of applications, including food and electronics packaging, industrial materials, appliances and a variety of consumer goods. The company operates two business units and holds a 50% interest in a major joint venture with INEOS, called INEOS NOVA.

Robert Mehrabian

Robert Mehrabian (born July 31, 1941, in Tehran, Iran) is an Iranian-American materials scientist and the Chair, President, and Chief Executive Officer of Teledyne Technologies Incorporated. During the 1990s he served as the seventh President of Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States.

He was born to Armenian parents in Tehran, where his father owned an aluminum fabrication factory. After 17 years there, he emigrated to the U.S. to attend Phillips Exeter Academy. He earned a B.S. (1964) and Ph.D. (1968) at Massachusetts Institute of Technology in materials science and engineering. After teaching at MIT, he left in 1975 to begin teaching at the University of Illinois from 1975 to 1979. He was Chief of the Metallurgy Division at the National Bureau of Standards from 1979 to 1981, and Director of the Center for Material Science at NBS until 1983, when he left to become Dean of Engineering at University of California, Santa Barbara. Finally, he was president of Carnegie Mellon University from 1990-1998. Carnegie Mellon named its Collaborative Innovation Center, housing industry partner branch offices, after Mehrabian.

After CMU, Mehrabian became involved with Teledyne at its formation in 1999. Prior to the spinoff of the company by Allegheny Technologies (ATI) in November 1999, he was the President and Chief Executive Officer of ATI's Aerospace and Electronics segment since July 1999 and had served ATI in various senior executive capacities since July 1997.

He is also a director of Mellon Financial Corporation and PPG Industries.

Teledyne Technologies

Teledyne Technologies, Inc. is an American industrial conglomerate primarily based in the United States but with global operations. It was founded in 1960, as Teledyne, Inc., by Henry Singleton and George Kozmetsky.

From August 1996 to November 1999, Teledyne existed as part of the conglomerate Allegheny Teledyne Incorporated – a combination of the former Teledyne, Inc., and the former Allegheny Ludlum Corporation. On November 29, 1999, three separate entities, Teledyne Technologies, Allegheny Technologies, and Water Pik Technologies, were spun off as free-standing public companies. Allegheny Technologies retained several companies of the former Teledyne, Inc. that fit with Allegheny's core business of steel and exotic metals production.

At various times, Teledyne, Inc., had more than 150 companies with interests as varied as insurance, dental appliances, specialty metals, and aerospace electronics, but many of these had been divested prior to the merger with Allegheny. The new Teledyne Technologies was initially composed of 19 companies that were earlier in Teledyne, Inc. By 2011, Teledyne Technologies had grown to include nearly 100 companies.

Wah Chang Corporation

Wah Chang Corporation was an American manufacturing company in the metal or alloy industry based in Albany, Oregon in the United States. Since 2014, it is a business unit of ATI.

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