We manufacture alloys for the global steel industry in our Mendoza (Argentina), Bridgeport (Alabama), and Beverly (Ohio), facilities.
ULTRACORE BRAND CALCIUM SILICON
The Mendoza plant of our Globe Metales S.A. unit is among the world's
principal producers of calcium silicon alloys, critical ingredients in steel
manufacturing, particularly in modern continuous casting processes. These
alloys act as deoxidizers and degasifiers, in addition to imparting
favorable properties to finished steel.
ULTRACORE BRAND CORED WIRE ALLOYS
Globe Metales, along with our Ultracore Polska unit also specialize in
producing a variety of alloys in cored-wire form, a delivery method
preferred by a growing number of manufacturers, in both the steel and
foundry industries. In this form, the alloy is ground to a fine size,
encapsulated in a sheath of steel roll-formed into a tube and then wound
into a coil. The steel sheath protects the alloy from oxidation and its fine
size aids in the integration of the alloy into the molten metal. Globe
Metales and Ultracore Polska produce a variety of formulations, diameters
and lengths of cored-wire alloys to suit customer needs.
The Beverly, Ohio, USA plant of our Globe Metallurgical unit and the Bridgeport, Alabama plant of our Core Metals Group unit produce ferrosilicon. As a producer of ferrosilicon, these operating units have served the needs of the U.S. steel and foundry industries for over a quarter of a century.
Whether used for deoxidizing, inoculating, alloying, or as a source of fuel, our quality ferrosilicon products have stood the test of time.
We produce both 50% and 75% high-purity ferrosilicon in addition to regular commodity grades. The high-purity products are used in the production of grain-oriented and non-oriented electrical sheet and specialty steels requiring low levels of aluminum, titanium, boron, and other residual elements.
We strive to distinguish ourselves from our competitors by excelling in
providing extensive technical advice and service to our steelmaking alloy
customers, and have steel metallurgists on staff dedicated to this. In
addition to providing our customers with advice on their manufacturing
processes, we can tailor the chemical composition of our products to the
specific requirements of each customer's product line and manufacturing
Our steelmaking alloy customers are extremely quality conscious, as an error
in chemical composition can shut down production. Our intensive quality
control measures at each stage of the manufacturing process act to ensure
that customer specifications are met. As testimony to our dedication to
manufacturing excellence, we have received numerous industry awards
including the Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award, the Shigeo Shingo
Prize for Manufacturing Excellence and the U.S. Senate Productivity Award,
as well as numerous supplier quality certifications.