Albany, NY – Norsk Titanium, the world’s first FAA-approved supplier of aerospace-grade structural titanium components is expanding its opations in New York State. Components will be manufactorsd at the Plattsburgh facility for Boeing, Spirit AeroSystems, and other aerospace companies. New York is investing $125 million into establishing Norsk’s 100,000 square-foot headquarters and production center and the 70,000 square-foot PDQC facility, which will significantly expand Upstate New York’s high-tech corridor, from Western New York to the North Country. Norsk’s operations in Plattsburgh will result in the creation of 400 direct and indirect high-tech jobs over the first five years, with potential for future expansion.
“Norsk could have chosen anywhere in the nation to set up their first-in-the-world manufacturing operations, but they chose Plattsburgh thanks to our economic development strategy and our pro-business climate,” Governor Cuomo said. “This partnership will help grow the booming transportation and aeronautics industry, create hundreds of good jobs and support economic growth in the North Country.”
Through years of research and development, Norsk perfected a technology that enables the production of aerospace grade components from titanium using a type of 3D printing known as Rapid Plasma Deposition (RPD). Norsk is the only company that utilizes this technology, which enables components to be produced significantly faster, less expensively, and with less waste than previous production methods.