Company focus on improving company-wide margins and new business at Engineered Materials
VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(Marketwired - Oct. 28, 2014) - IBC Advanced Alloys Corp. (TSX VENTURE:IB)(OTCQX:IAALF) today released its financial results for the year ended June 30, 2014, and provided an update on the Company's activities to date.
Fiscal 2014 was a transitional year with an increasing focus on higher-margin copper alloys, improved production efficiencies and overhead containment resulting in the loss before other items falling 36%. IBC also de-risked its Engineered Materials business and, in September 2014, secured a production contract from Lockheed Martin for aerospace components.
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"Fiscal 2013 and the start of 2014 were a period of considerable challenge and as well as progress for IBC", said Anthony Dutton, IBC President and CEO. "We reduced our costs and focused on the ongoing development of profitable manufacturing of high performance, high modulus metal alloys. With commercial validation of Beralcast we have de-risked our Engineered Materials division and demonstrated the significant potential for this family of castable beryllium aluminum alloys. Our ongoing commitment," continued Dutton, "is to improve margins and yields, expand our machining and finishing capacity, introduce new alloys, and to respond to the demands of our distributor network and customer base."
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About IBC Advanced Alloys Corp.
IBC is an integrated manufacturer and distributor of rare metals (beryllium) based alloys and related products serving a variety of industries including nuclear energy, automotive, telecommunications and a range of industrial applications. IBC has 80 employees and is headquartered in Vancouver, Canada with production facilities in Indiana, Massachusetts, Pennsylvania and Missouri. IBC is creating a dynamic global beryllium and advanced alloys company. IBC's common shares are traded on the TSX Venture Exchange under the symbol "IB" and the OTCQX under the symbol "IAALF."
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This disclosure contains certain forward-looking statements that involve substantial known and unknown risks and uncertainties, certain of which are beyond the Company's control including: the impact of general economic conditions in the areas in which the Company operates, industry conditions, changes in laws and regulations including the adoption of new environmental laws and regulations and changes in how they are interpreted and enforced, increased competition, the lack of availability of qualified personnel or management, limited availability of raw materials, fluctuations in commodity prices, foreign exchange or interest rates, stock market volatility and obtaining required approvals of regulatory authorities. In addition there are risks and uncertainties associated with manufacturing activities therefore the Company's future results, performance or achievements could differ materially from those expressed in these forward-looking statements. All statements included in this press release that address activities, events or developments that the Company expects, believes or anticipates will or may occur in the future are forward-looking statements. These statements are based on assumptions made by the Company based on its experience, perception of historical trends, current conditions, expected future developments and other factors it believes are appropriate in the circumstances.