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International Beryllium Signs Letter of Intent to Acquire Master and Specialty Alloy Manufacturer and Processor
The Target is based in the United States where it manufactures and processes a range of master and casting alloy products, including beryllium copper. Its manufacturing infrastructure and processes are complementary to IBC's recent acquisitions of Nonferrous Products, Inc. and Freedom Alloys, Inc., and will further integrate IBC's manufacturing value chain. The Target has a lengthy history of producing a range of master alloys, which can be made to meet a variety of commercial specifications, for both North American and international customers.
"We are very pleased to have signed a letter of intent to acquire this company," stated Anthony Dutton, President and CEO of IBC. "Its manufacturing capabilities will further enhance IBC's development as a vertically integrated global beryllium company. It will allow us to improve our manufacturing efficiencies and production levels in order to increase our market presence both in North America and internationally. We are focused on increasing our production levels to better service our customers," continued Dutton, "and we look forward to integrating this new opportunity with our other manufacturing divisions to continue growing our business as an advanced alloy company".
About International Beryllium Corporation
International Beryllium Corporation is a global exploration and development company focused on beryllium, beryllium oxides and beryllium master alloys. Beryllium and related alloys are used in a broad range of specialized industrial applications such as nuclear power, oil and gas, defense, electronics and automotive. International Beryllium's common shares are traded on the TSX Venture Exchange under the symbol IB.
For additional information please contact:
International Beryllium Corporation
Anthony Dutton, CEO
(604) 685-6263 ext 111
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