NEW HAVEN, W. Va.--Felman Production, LLC (“Felman”) today reported that it has temporarily shut down its New Haven, West Virginia facility after a transformer failure occurred at one of the Company’s two operational electric arc furnaces. Felman estimates it will remain shut for approximately the next three weeks as the necessary repairs are conducted.
On Sunday, July 9th, an initial event occurred which resulted in an arcing of the furnace’s power buss. Following a successful restart of the furnace a week later on July 16th, the same furnace experienced another arc in its power buss, which consequently led to a transformer failure, on Tuesday, July 18th. During the plant shut down and repair period, Felman engineering personnel are working to repair the furnace’s buss and change out its transformer.
Felman is notifying customers regarding any potential impact the plant shut down will have on their current or future orders.
About Felman Production, LLC:
Founded in 2006 and headquartered in New Haven, WV, Felman Production, LLC is a leading producer of high-quality ferrosilicomanganese, an essential deoxidizer and alloy additive used in the manufacturing of steel. When utilizing multiple furnaces in around-the-clock operations, the company has the capacity to produce approximately 105,000 metric tons of silicomanganese annually at its 190 plus acre facility. Felman Production’s products are distributed to steelmakers across North and South America through its sister company Felman Trading, Inc., an international ferroalloys trading company. Felman Production is one of only two companies in the United States that produces critically important silicomanganese. Felman Production is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Miami-based Georgian American Alloys, Inc. For more information, please visit: www.gaalloys.com.