UK Manufacturer Expands US Facilities

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Langley Alloys, a United Kingdom-based manufacturer and distributor of high quality corrosion resistant materials with offices in Vancouver, Washington, and Conroe, Texas, announced in an emailed release that it will expand its US-based facilities. The company stated that, following a period of sales growth, its new website will allow it to carry a wider range of high-performance corrosion resistant alloys, as well as provide more responsive service to its customers.

Langley first began operating in the US in 2010, when it opened warehouses in Portland, Oregon; this was followed by the opening of a sales office and a second warehouse, both in Houston, Texas, in 2012 and 2013, respectively. As the preferred distribution partner for Sandvik in the Americas for duplex and super duplex stainless steel bars, the company says that its current site is no longer able to carry its growing stock.

“Our new Houston facility is greater than 30,000 sq. ft. [2,787.1 m2] in area, effectively double that of the current site. The building is large enough to maneuver cranes inside, and it’s fitted with high-density racking that replicates the configuration of our UK facility,” explains David Jenkins, general manager of the Houston site. “The sales growth from our focus on the distribution of duplex and super duplex grades (Ferralium 255, S32760/F55, Sandvik SAF 2507/F53, S32205/F51) has justified this move. However, it now provides an opportunity for us to carry a wider stock range moving forward, including select nickel-based grades such as Alloy 625, 825 and 925.”

Founded in 1938, Langley pioneered the manufacture of super duplex stainless steels and high-strength copper-nickel alloys, including its own proprietary Ferralium 255 and Hiduron 130 brands. In addition, they are a specialist distributor of high-performance alloys for demanding applications in oil and gas, chemical process industries, mining, marine, water treatment, and energy production.