PRESS RELEASE             

Ronald L. Krajcik                                                          July 28, 2014  
Marketing Manager
Ph. - 330.264.3299 x2114

Tricor Metals hires and promotes management team to build Tricor Alloys welding wire manufacturing and supply business with new technical sales office in Oxnard, CA and new wire processing facilities in Wooster, OH

Tricor Metals announced the new management team tasked with building their new Tricor Alloys aerospace welding wire supply business.  They have opened Tricor Alloys, a technical sales office at 1701 Solar Dr., Suite 225, Oxnard, CA 93030. 

Rick Barnes has joined the company and will serve as General Manager of Tricor Alloys.  Barnes, previously V.P. and G.M. of Astrolite Alloys, will provide experienced leadership for the new division.  Tricor Alloys will process, package and distribute wire from their Wooster, OH headquarters in a newly renovated manufacturing facility.  

According to Tricor’s president Mike Stitzlein, Tricor Alloys aims for a “broadest in the business” approach to the aerospace and commercial welding wire supply; “Building on our strong commercial relationships, we have invested in the widest inventories in the highest quality DFARS and AMS compliant welding wires.  We are installing the best, state-of-the-art wire processing equipment uniquely designed to enhance surface cleanliness.”

Rick Barnes states, “With the strong support of Tricor Metals, I am very excited to lead this effort to produce high performance welding wire for aerospace, power, commercial and challenging applications.  I’m both proud and pleased with the Tricor Alloys team we have developed - Larry Strong – Operations Manager, Edith Stauning - Sales Manager, and Brian Stauning – purchasing and sales.” 

Tricor Metals is a woman-owned small business, headquartered in Wooster, Ohio with other facilities in Wooster, OH, Morristown, OH, Conroe, TX, Plymouth, MI and Oxnard, CA.  Tricor has earned a world-wide reputation as a premier fabricator of specialty process equipment of ASME code quality including:  custom shell & tube heat exchangers, pressure vessels, pipe spools, custom plate and frame heat exchangers for power, chemical, and HVAC markets and custom welded parts of premium metals such as titanium, nickel alloys, and stainless steels.  They operate metal service centers and maintain one of the world’s largest stocks of premium performance metals including titanium, tantalum, zirconium, nickel-based alloys, and duplex stainless steels.  Welding processes are a core competency for the company.

Tricor Industrial, Inc. also operates a premium quality Industrial supply business in Wooster, Ohio and Morristown, Ohio.  Established in the 1980's Tricor provides Ohio and the surrounding areas with durable machining tools and supplies. They stock a full line of industrial products including: fasteners, hand & power Tools, drills, taps, cutting tools, safety supplies, and precision instruments, industrial and janitorial supplies.

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Tricor Alloys GM - Rick Barnes
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Tricor Alloys Operations Manager - Larry Strong
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Tricor Alloys Sales Manager - Edith Stauning
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Brian Stauning – purchasing and sales
Brian Stauning - Tricor Alloys - Purchasing Mgr., x2604


Titanium alloy structure built for Solar Probe Plus (SPP) by Tricor Metals.