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September 30, 2020

Creating National Defense & Military Forgings

Even if you are experienced in defense and military projects, finding and partnering with a supplier who has extensive experience with mil-specs and DOD stipulations is critical for meeting essential deadlines and requirements.

Forging for National Defense & Military Contracts

For many companies, finding new revenue streams is essential for 2021, so looking to markets never worked in before, such as government contracts or manufacturing for our military, may be on the horizon. For other companies, keeping up with the U.S. Military and National Defense's innovative demands could be at the forefront of the initiatives. Either way, finding and partnering with a supplier who has extensive experience with mil-specs and DOD stipulations is critical for meeting essential deadlines and requirements.  

Proven Track Record with the Defense Industry

Scot Forge employee-owners are trusted partners for the U.S. Military and National Defense because of our ability to solve our military's toughest design and manufacturing challenges. We achieve intricate, near-net shapes and mechanical properties while engineering new ways to forge atypical geometries, which may have previously been considered impossible. As a small business, we take it upon ourselves to offer reliable quality and repeatability to consistently demonstrate our commitment to surpassing our defense and military customers' demanding needs. In addition to these needs, we demonstrate our commitment to the United States through domestic sourcing and manufacturing. 

We Create Custom Components for Military & Defense Contracts

As an experienced supplier, our Scot Forge Defense Team can be critical in filling in the knowledge gaps. When you work with a team specialized in defense services, you can expect a dedicated account manager supported by our forge development team and metallurgists' knowledge and experience. We work with you to provide high-strength metal components for defense applications while meeting the most stringent requirements.
We forge components for the following and more for military and defense:

  • Submarines
  • Tanks
  • Aircraft Carriers
  • Destroyers
  • Ordnance
  • Ships
  • Missiles
  • Military Vehicles

The Scot Forge Quality Assurance Program provides complex review and Level I certification for all forged defense and military components. Our QA program gives us the ability to confidently create and deliver unconventional near-net-shape forgings for several of the United States' most critical defense programs and applications.

A Company Culture Focused on Quality & Safety

Our Employees are Invested

We not only invest the time in understanding a project and its requirements; we also have reinvested more than $250 million of our own money back into our company over the past four years to acquire and build the assets to support the next generation of owners, which prepares us to support the future demands of our country. Even in uncertainty, we continue to grow and remain steadfast for our military and defense customers' needs. 

We Strive for Continuous Improvement

At Scot Forge, continuous improvement is in all aspects of the business, not just production. We believe this core value, along with our quality culture, stems from every employee having ownership in Scot Forge. We're a 100% Employee Stock Ownership Plan (ESOP) company. This unique culture fosters an environment where new and creative ideas to improve are encouraged, benefiting both the customer and the company. Every employee-owner takes pride in the company's performance and shares in its successes. We realize the importance of our work and strive to move to a new level of performance to ensure our soldiers’ and the nation’s safety.

Committed to Meet Budgetary and Timeline Deliverables

Technically Trained Defense Services Team

Our dedicated team of front-line technical experts for defense services, backed by our metallurgists and forging experts, work directly with you to uncover ways to reduce long-term costs and improve lead times. We have a proven track record of solving the military’s toughest metal challenges. Our industry specialists can help you meet your design challenges, including redesigning cast or fabricated parts and program objectives with clear communications on everything from order status to valid certification and milestone achievements.

Committed On-time Delivery and Breakdown Services

At Scot Forge, we understand the importance of on-time delivery and maintaining your build schedule. In critical circumstances, reduced lead times can be offered for breakdown and emergency orders in need of immediate production response.

Extensive Ferrous & Non-Ferrous Materials Inventory

We maintain an extensive inventory of ferrous and non-ferrous materials. From vacuum degassed air melt to ESR or VAR cleanliness levels, forgings are supplied using the highest-quality material. Defense application-specific grades include HY-80, HY-100, N04400, N05500, N06625, 6-4 Titanium, CP Grade 2 Titanium, C63200, C71500 and custom-melt alloys that meet OEM specifications.

Fanatical About Safety

Scot Forge's employee-owners deliver quality products, on-time, without compromising safety or adversely affecting the environment. By combining teamwork with continuous improvement, our culture focuses on sending each employee home safe every day. Year after year, OSHA and the Forging Industry Association recognize Scot Forge for our outstanding safety performance. Every day, we purposefully strive to be safer and better than we have ever been. In 2019, Scot Forge was recognized by EHS Today Magazine as one of America's Safest Companies. Our company initially won the award in 2014, becoming the very first forging facility in the United States to receive this safety recognition. 
Contact us today to learn more about partnering with a forge industry expert like the Scot Forge Defense Team.  

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