Bradken - Amite, LA Achieves ABS Certification

Bradken, a leading global supplier of differentiated consumable and capital products, is pleased to announce that Bradken - Amite (Amite, LA USA) has achieved ABS certification to produce steel castings for marine applications. This certification qualifies Bradken- Amite to produce Machinery Steel Castings (Wildcat and Anchor Windlass Components) in Carbon and Low Alloy Steels to 25,000 kg (55,000 lbs) in accordance with ASTM A27, A216, A915, A958, A148 and A487.

As one of the larger, established North American steel foundries.....Bradken - Amite's growth strategy involves investments by Bradken in technical resources such as ProEngineering and Magma Soft solidification modeling. Bradken - Amite is extensively experienced in both the Industrial and Mining & Construction markets by providing superior products and services for these markets. Greater focus has been placed on implementing technical tools and advanced infrastructure to manufacture more challenging steel sand castings. Basic arc melting contributes to the high standards of our castings and an on-site machine shop provides rapid delivery of machined castings from a single source.

Bradken - Engineered Products is based in Kansas City, MO USA and has manufacturing facilities in Atchison, Kansas; St. Joseph, Missouri; in Tacoma and Chehalis, Washington; Amite, Louisiana, and London, Ontario; as well as a trading office in Xuzhou, China. The company designs and manufactures large, highly engineered ferrous sand castings, machined components and assemblies for major companies in the energy, mining, railroad and mass transit industries.

Background Information:

Globally, Bradken employs over 5,000 people and operates 16 foundries, 14 engineering facilities (inc machine shops), 2 scrap processing plants, a foundry supply business, distribution centres and 40 sales offices covering Australia, New Zealand, the United Kingdom, China, USA, Canada, Poland, South Africa and Chile. Safety, the environment and quality are of critical importance and Bradken's Management Systems are based on International Quality System Standard ISO 9001 (2000) and International Environmental Standard ISO 14001. Bradken has been a publicly listed company on the Australian Securities Exchange since 2004.

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