Timeline of Milestones

Since 1950, TIMET has been leading the industry in mill and melted products, supplying nearly one-fifth of the world’s titanium demand.


1950

TIMET founded as the Titanium Metals Corporation of America.

1950

1952

TIMET produces world’s first titanium ingots.

1952

1955

TIMET receives its first large orders from the U.S. Air Force.

1955

1956

TIMET purchases Toronto, Ohio plant.

1956

1957

TIMET develops the consumable-electrode vacuum re-melting furnace.

1957

1960

TIMET develops strip, tube and other mill products.

1960

1964

TIMET supplies materials for the A-11 program...the precursor to the SR-71 Blackbird.

1964

1974

TIMET granted patent for Ti 10-2-3; the leading high strength alloy in use today.

1974

1983

TIMET (IMI) developed alloys taking the temperature capability of titanium to 600°C (1100°F) - Alloys TIMETAL® 829 and 834.

1983

1993

First VDP sponge production run.

1993

TIMET introduces the "Jumbo" slab.

1993

1995

TIMET acquires Vallejo operations.

1995

1996

TIMET purchases IMI Titanium of Great Britain creating TIMET UK.

1996

TIMET acquires Cezus titanium business creating TIMET Savoie.

1996

1997

TIMET advances architectural market with Guggenheim Museum.

1997

1998

TIMET acquires LOTERIOS.

1998

TIMET commissions its third EB furnace.

1998

1999

TIMET increases VAR capacity in Morgantown.

1999

2004

TIMET produces its 10,000th VDP sponge batch.

2004

2009

TIMET commissions two additional VAR furnaces.

2009

2016