| Howmet Aerospace is a provider of engineered solutions for the aerospace and transportation industries. Co.'s segments are: Engine Products, which produces investment castings, including airfoils, and seamless rolled rings primarily for aircraft engines and industrial gas turbines; Fastening Systems, which produces aerospace and industrial fasteners, latches, bearings, fluid fittings and installation tools; Engineered Structures, which produces titanium ingots and mill products for aerospace and defense applications; and Forged Wheels, which manufactures forged aluminum truck, bus, and trailer wheels and related products for the commercial transportation end market. |
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