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Universal Stainless Reports Fire at Its North Jackson Facility

Steel News - Published on Wed, 19 Jun 2019

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Universal Stainless & Alloy Products Inc reported that they experienced a fire at their North Jackson, OH facility on Friday, June 14, 2019. The fire was contained to the SMS Meer GmbH, SMX 650 / 13 MN Hydraulic Radial Forging Machine. There were no injuries associated with the fire and all other production units continue to operate. Clean-up and repair activities commenced immediately after the fire was extinguished. The fire was caused by a ruptured hydraulic line which resulted with the hydraulic fluid coming in contact with hot metal and igniting. Electrical and hydraulic repairs are underway. The Company is not expecting any impact to product delivery schedules. While it is anticipated that the forge will be operational in a matter of days, the Company has the ability to shift hot work production to its Dunkirk, NY facility.

Mr Dennis Oates Chairman, President and CEO said that “Even with this incident, we are fully focused on maximizing our production and customer satisfaction. While some of the team will divert their energies toward quickly getting the forge back in operation, all employees are continuing the efforts of getting quality products to our customers. I have confidence that our employees are fully engaged and will take advantage of any ways to minimize the impact of the fire on our production.”

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Posted By : Ratan Singh on Wed, 19 Jun 2019
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