Taber Extrusions supplies custom and standard 5000 series alloy extrusions for U.S. military land and sea applications.

RUSSELLVILLE, Ark., Feb. 4, 2010 — Taber Extrusions LLC, a pioneering manufacturer of complex aluminum extrusions, is using 5000 series alloy aluminum extrusions to support U.S. military fleets and weaponry. As the premier domestic extruder to have developed the expertise to consistently meet the stringent technical requirements of the various 5000 series alloys (5083, 5086, 5454 and 5456), Taber Extrusions has maintained a steady supply for some of the U.S. military’s premier programs for over 35 years. Most recently, Taber Extrusions provided 5000 series aluminum alloy extrusions for use on several of the new models of Navy ships.

“Our facilities in Russellville, AR, and Gulfport, MS, combine to offer all size ranges of 5000 series alloy extrusions in standard shapes as well as custom-designed profiles,” remarked Bill Wetmore, President of Taber Extrusions. “The U.S. military and other mission-critical industries turn to Taber Extrusions and our 5000 series alloy profiles because of its unique characteristics and our proven ability to consistently meet critical properties and tolerances. When compared to 6000 series alloys, the 5000 series is stronger, bears higher mechanical properties and is corrosive-resistant, which makes it ideal for marine applications.”

Naval marine and military vehicle design engineers consider the 5000 series a choice material in the development of modern weaponry to support U.S. troops. In addition, the Friction Stir Welding process of structural 5000 series extrusions provides shipbuilders with a flexible, extremely high strength component structure that can be used in multiple applications, including decking and superstructure panels.