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RTI Claro / HQ: Laval, Quebec / Employees: 280 / Specialty: Titanium and aluminum components / Christian Sauve, GM: “As part of RTI International Metals, we are fully integrated from the production of the raw material to complete machining and finishing.” rti is integrated from the production of raw material to complete machining and finishing of titanium. Integrated Value as part of a global operation, rti claro is offering more to its oem aerospace clients. by staci davidson In any industry, in any market sector, it’s no secret that the more value a company provides to its customers, the more competitive it will be in the marketplace. When Claro Precision was its own private entity, the company had established itself as a reliable producer of precisionmachined steel and aluminum components and assemblies for the major aerospace OEMs in the Montreal area such as Bombardier and Bell Helicopter Textron. 70 SPRING 2011 These capabilities made the company attractive to RTI International Metals Inc., a leading global producer of titanium. RTI was looking to expand its value proposition, and in 2004, Claro Precision became RTI Claro. Now a part of this worldwide organization, Claro is finding there is no shortage to the value it can provide to its customers and those of its parent organization. Headquartered in Laval, Quebec, RTI Claro still provides the machin- ing and assembly of aluminum and steel parts to major OEMs, but as part of RTI International, it has added the production of titanium components to its core business. “We retained our traditional business with our established set of customers, but also now have the capacity to grow in the area of titanium components,” General Manager Christian Sauve explains. “RTI Claro provides value to RTI by being strategically located close to some major OEMs and in one of the most important aerospace hubs in the world. RTI Claro is the only RTI facility in Canada and the largest machining facility of RTI worldwide.” The company’s current state-of the-art facility opened in 2007. Covering more than 180,000 square feet, RTI Claro’s facility is not only large, but equipped with advanced systems. It features an integrated surface treatment operation for chemical processing and the finishing of components, and all of these processes are NADCAP-approved, as well as by the major OEMs. The site allows RTI Claro to offer complete machining and finishing of aluminum and titanium parts, Sauve explains. “This facility enables us to have direct control over the complete process, allowing better quality and lead time,” he says. “As part of RTI, we are fully integrated from the production of the raw material to complete machining and finishing on titanium. In turn, we can support customers with our integrated capabilities.” This extensive integration of operations is “not typical” of firms in the industry, he notes. “We produce titanium, and with our strong R&D capabilities, we can develop specialty metal solutions to best meet customers’ needs,” he says. “From there, we can transform any material with complete machining, chemical processing, coating and finishing. It’s a great value to our customers.”

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Manufacturing Today - Spring 2011
Business Value
Supply Chain
Patriot Forge Co.
Reading Bakery Systems
The South African Mint Co.
GCX Corp.
Jay Industries Inc.
Johnson Electric Coil Co.
Certified Transmission
Olhausen Billiards
Pace Industrues
RTI Claro
The Testor Corp.
Restonic Matresses
Advanced Automation
Anadigics Inc.
Hermes Cones & Snack Manufacturers
JR Automation Technologies LLC
Prodomax Automation Inc.
Stafford Manufacturing Corp.
New England Ropes
Berger Paints Trinidad Ltd.
Air Tractor
Artisans Inc.
Bermingham Foundation Solutions
Bowers Manufacturing Co.
Ferti Technologies
Industrial Acoustics
Morton Industries
Presstek Inc.
Ranco Fertiservice Inc.
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Manufacturing Today - Spring 2011