posted on Sep, 4 2014 @ 09:39 AM
Dang, A&P is going to get crushed, Vally Forge and RTI are going to be persona non grata on tenders for the near future as well.
Sad to say, but I find it hard to feel sorry for P&W. When A&P won that bid most of us in the metals business were left scratching our heads. Whenever
the major players like RA, UPM, a mill like ATI lose out to a small fish like this shenanigans are afoot!
This was a failure of the P/C manager. CoA's, CoC's and MTR's are sacred and a good buyer knows when something is fishy. First mistake was taking
some cut rate price and/or delivery from a small fish over a established player.
From my understanding this was not your standard MIL-T-9046 Type 3 Comp C/Gr.5/6AL-4V material but a PWA application specific standard. To be honest
that might be the start of the problem for A&P. The might have tried to shoehorn in an industry standard Gr.5 into PWA's chems. and mechs.