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John Barneson and Chris Joest

Kaiser Aluminum Corporation announced that it has acquired Imperial Machine & Tool Co., a leader in multi-material additive manufacturing and machining technologies for aerospace and defense, automotive, high-tech, and general industrial applications.

“The acquisition brings significant technology and intellectual property to broaden Kaiser’s ability to provide solutions for demanding applications in compatible end markets,” said Jack A. Hockema, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer. “With a 75-year history of success and innovation, Imperial has a strong management and technical team that will complement our metallurgical and application engineering expertise to further advance our capability to deliver highly engineered solutions for our customers.”

Imperial Machine & Tool provides proven multi-material expertise in aluminum, titanium, tantalum, molybdenum, nickel alloys, tungsten, cobalt chromium, and stainless steel and offers a differentiated approach by combining traditional machining knowhow and related technical capabilities with additive manufacturing expertise to drive innovative solutions.

“We’re extremely excited to become part of the Kaiser Aluminum organization as we embark on the next chapter of Imperial’s growth,” said Chris Joest, President of Imperial Machine & Tool Co. “For 75 years we’ve focused on using innovative manufacturing technology to tackle the most challenging work in the industry. It’s this focus on innovation that has allowed us to thrive over so many years. We believe that along with Kaiser Aluminum’s metallurgical and application engineering expertise, we will be able to continue to deliver innovative solutions for our customers.”

“This acquisition represents a big step forward for our business,” said Christian Joest, Vice President of Sales & Business Development at Imperial Machine & Tool Co. “Kaiser is aligned with our core values and focus on delivering the highest quality and customer satisfaction. Both Kaiser and Imperial recognize how influential Metal Additive Manufacturing is going to be in the next generation of Advanced Manufacturing and together, we look forward to further developing our leadership position in the field of Metal Additive Manufacturing.”

Imperial Machine & Tool Co. will continue to operate as an independent subsidiary of parent company Kaiser Aluminum Corporation.

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