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Aerospace metals firm opens area distribution center

A Florida-based company that distributes specialty metals to the aerospace manufacturing and maintenance industry has opened a service center in Dayton, creating seven new jobs, company officials said Thursday.

Future Metals LLC is leasing a 28,000-square-foot warehouse at 4736 Wadsworth Road in Dayton, said David Wallace, the company’s Dayton operations manager.

The facility opened in January to provide aerospace manufacturing and aftermarket customers in the Midwest with localized inventory and just-in-time deliveries, officials said.

The company is expanding to meet the needs of area customers, “and for future business,” Wallace said.

Headquartered in Tamarac, Fla., Future Metals distributes stainless steel, nickel, titanium and aluminum tubing, as well as extrusions, sheet and bar metal products. The company also provides value-added services, including cut-to-length products, bar coding and radio-frequency identification, customized packaging, and web-based order tracking.

The Dayton facility is the company’s ninth service center in the U.S., Europe and Asia.

Wallace said Dayton was selected because of its proximity to the Interstate 70 and 75 interchange, as well as the regional presence of customers such as GE Aviation.

Having a facility in the “heart of the Midwest” allows for quicker shipping to customers in Ohio, Michigan, Kentucky, Indiana and Pennsylvania, he said.

The Dayton facility started with seven local workers. “We are hoping for growth,” Wallace said.

Future Metals is a privately held firm that was founded in 1971. In addition to its Florida headquarters and sales office, the company also has locations in Texas, California, Connecticut, Washington, Spain, Singapore, the United Kingdom and the Netherlands.

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