ECF Names New President!

Ellwood City Forge is pleased to announce that Jeffrey D. Nystrom has been named President. 

Ellwood City Forge is known worldwide as a leader in the open-die forging industry and includes the manufacturing subsidiaries of Ellwood City Forge (Ellwood City, Pennsylvania), Corry Forge Company (Corry, Pennsylvania), and Ellwood Mill Products (New Castle, Pennsylvania).

Jeff holds a BS and MS in Materials Science & Engineering from Carnegie Mellon University and a ScD in Materials Processing from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.  Prior to joining Ellwood Group, Inc. in 2005, he worked for the General Electric Aircraft Engines Division, the US Department of Energy, and Booz Allen & Hamilton.

Daniel P. Hamilton, ECF’s former President, has accepted a position with Ellwood Group, Inc. as Vice President, Corporate Strategic Account Management.  Dan holds a degree in Metallurgy from Pennsylvania State University.   After working in metallurgy positions with Babcock & Wilcox and Bull Moose Tube, he joined Ellwood City Forge in 1988 as Quality Manager. He became President of ECF in 2000 and retired from that role in 2013.

ECF Celebrates Team USA Day!

In honor of our Olympic Teams in Sochi, ECF celebrated Team USA Day on Friday, February 7, 2014. To show our support and cheer on our many US athletes, employees wore red, white and blue clothing. All three facilities of ECF – Ellwood City Forge, Corry Forge, and Ellwood Mill Products – participated in this fun day. Some pictures of our patriotic employees are shown below. Good luck Team USA!







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ECF Hiring Sales Employees

Ellwood City Forge, the leading supplier of open-die forgings in North America, is seeking qualified sales employees to sell a business solution using ECF’s decisive competitive edge.   Candidates should apply at Pennsylvania Career Link at

Product Specialist – Posting Number JF5035347

Reliability Sales Specialist – Posting Number 5074488


Forge Welcomes New 25-Year Club Members

25 year photo                      Elvy Kirkham, Daniel P. Hamilton and Suzanne Durbin

The Ellwood City Forge hosted its 25-Year Club banquet September 20, 2013 at the Connoquenessing Country Club. The annual banquet honors employees and retirees who have attained 25 years of service with the company.  The invocation was presented by Stan Price, a 25-Year Club member.

A total of 125 members, both active and retired, were present at this year’s celebration.

Four new members were inducted: Elvy Kirkham, Dan Hamilton, Suzanne Durbin and Diane Arkwright. Each was given a 25-Year pin and plate from ECF President Dan Hamilton.

At the end of the evening, each member was presented a gift of appreciation for their years of service to Ellwood City Forge.

ECF to Exhibit at 2013 Power-Gen International

Ellwood City Forge is proud to be exhibiting at the 2013 Power-Gen International Conference & Exhibition to be held November 12-14, 2013 at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, FL.

With electric power generation demand worldwide increasing substantially, ECF is well equipped to provide your power generation forgings.  We can produce both hollow and solid forgings including compressor disks, housings, electric motor shafts, generator rotor shafts, as well as gas and steam turbine rotor shafting and miscellaneous other components.

Stop by to see us at Booth #2029 where we’ll have exciting offerings and experts on hand to answer your questions and discuss new business opportunities.

We look forward to seeing you!


Project Bundle Up

As a follow up to ECF’s Penny War that came to a closure at the end of August, ECF employees along with the company match raised a total of $2,675.00!! The charity that we will be donating to is Project Bundle Up, a partnering program of the Salvation Army. The program has been working with the Salvation Army for 28 years and provides new winter outerwear to low income families. ECF’s donation will directly provide hats, gloves, jackets and boots for families from Ellwood City and Riverside, K-12 grade. On Saturday, October 19th the Salvation Army will take the kids to K-Mart at the Lawrence Village Plaza on Route 65. Volunteers from ECF will help the children in picking out the correct sizes and walking them through the store.

Last week a few employees from ECF presented the Penny War check to Suzanne at the Salvation Army.

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(Pictured from left to right: Denny Boariu; Joe Wertz; Suzanne; Randy Lamb; Dan Nagel; Joe Zilka)


Ellwood Group, Inc. (EGI) successfully commissions its new Vacuum Oxygen Decarburization (VOD) unit.

By: Michael A. Kamnikar : 01/14/13

ENS-SMALLEllwood National Steel (ENS) in Irvine, PA announced the commissioning of its VOD unit for the production of stainless steel ingots for forging, ring rolling and as electrodes for VAR and ESR remelting. The VOD is an addition to ENS’s existing ladle furnace melt shop which has been producing carbon and alloy steel ingots for the trade since 2005 in weights up to 24 tons from melt heats up to 48 tons. ENS will also expand its ingot teeming capability to melt ingots up to 45 tons in individual weight. The VOD was manufactured and installed by SMS-Siemag, Germany.