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TPR Federal-Mogul to Open New Casting Operation TPR Federal-Mogul Tennessee


TPR Federal-Mogul Tennessee


Inc., Lawrenceburg, Tenn., announced it is launching a new manufacturing facility with metalcasting capabilities. TPR Federal-Mogul Tennessee


Inc. is a joint venture of automotive powertrain components provider TPR Co Ltd., and diversifi ed parts manufacturer Federal-Mogul Corp. According to the Tennessee Department of Economic and Community Development, the facility will serve the North American automobile manufacturing industry and create 72 jobs.


Newscast Alcoa, Pittsburgh, has introduced a


new technology, ColorKast, which gives aluminum diecastings the look and feel of an anodized part. T e fi rst use appears


is the third U.S.-based joint venture between TPR and Federal-Mogul. T e group also has operations in Minnesota and Wisconsin. T e companies’ new facility will produce cylinder liners for aluminum engine blocks and will house machining and warehousing functions, in addition to metalcasting. T e facility is projected to begin operations in May 2013. “TPR is excited about the


opportunity to grow its business and invest in Tennessee,” a spokesperson for TPR America said in a statement.


on Samsung’s new digital camera NX210. According to Alcoa, ColorKast allows electronics makers to create cosmetically high-end, lightweight and cost-eff ective components for portable devices.


“We were attracted to the area due to the business friendly climate, skilled workforce, and proximity to our customers and suppliers.” TPR manufactures a number


of powertrain products for the automotive industry, including piston rings, cylinder liners and valve seats. Federal-Mogul designs, engineers, manufactures and distributes technology to improve fuel economy, reduce emissions and enhance vehicle safety. T e company serves OEMs in the automotive, commercial, transport and industrial equipment markets. 


Quality Certifi cations T e following metalcaster passed


a recent certifi cation audit: Alcast Foundry, Redondo Beach, Calif. (ISO 9000-2008).


12 | METAL CASTING DESIGN & PURCHASING | Sept/Oct 2012


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