Weber Metals uses huge presses like the one shown here to make forged aluminum and titanium alloy parts.
A German aerospace supplier is scouting sites in Georgia for a more than $500 million advanced manufacturing development that would employ about 700. Weber Metals, a subsidiary of Meinerzhagen, Germany-based conglomerate Otto Fuchs KG, produces forged aluminum and titanium alloy parts mainly used in the aerospace industry. Weber manufactures products for components in the body, wings, chassis, and driving gear in suburban Los Angeles. Weber serves major aircraft manufacturers including Gulfstream Aerospace, Boeingand Airbus. Weber is considering Southeast states including the Carolinas, Alabama and Tennessee, as it looks to expand U.S. production capacity to meet growing demand for aircraft,