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New ELLWOOD Website is Live!

Visit ELLWOOD’S recently launched website at

The new website is a public representation of the modern, sophisticated company that we are, reflects the pride of our work, the importance of the products that we make, and the top-quality talent of our team.

Everyone has a story and the ELLWOOD story has been more than a hundred years in the making and will continue because of our amazing employees, management and family of owners who work hard and care harder!

And of course, if you would like to work for a great organization, check out the current job postings on the Career’s page.


Thank you for Visiting ECFG at the HMS Symposium

Thank you to everyone who visited our booth at the HMS Biennial Movable Bridge Symposium in Orlando, FL this week.  We are back in the office and ready to get to work to offer our unique solutions for your critical projects. We enjoyed our first experience with HMS and are excited to partner with you in the Heavy Movable Structure market!

Join us at the 2018 Movable Bridge Symposium on October 22-25 in Orlando, FL – Booth #208

Ellwood City Forge Group provides a variety of highly engineered forgings for the heavy movable structures market such as miter gate components, shafts, gear box pinions, lift bridge sheaves, as well as bar and billet product.  ECFG is fully integrated from steelmaking through forging, heat treatment, machining, and fabrication.  Our forgings are made from carbon, alloy, stainless and nickel-based alloys in weights to 110,000 pounds.  Stop by Booth #208 to talk to one of our experienced forging experts about how Ellwood City Forge Group can provide solutions for your critical forging needs.  Our attention to quality and commitment to reliability makes ECFG the preferred forging supplier to the heavy movable structures market.

Hope to see you there!

Ellwood City Relay for Life

Thanks to everyone who participated or donated to Ellwood City Forge Group’s 2018 Relay for Life Team — TEAM ECFG!   The Ellwood City Relay is our area’s event to raise money and show support for those battling cancer.  It was a beautiful day with more than 15 teams, 20 vendors, live music, and a beautiful memorial candlelight ceremony at dusk.

The Relay is a team fundraising event where team members take turns walking a designated path.  Each team is asked to have a member on the path at all times to signify that cancer never sleeps.   In addition, each team has a fundraising tent and continues to collect donations toward their goal.  ECFG sold cookies, candy, water and chances for a 50/50 raffle.

By the end of the event, we collected over $5000 towards our goal of $5500!   If you haven’t donated and would like to donate, there is still time.  Please visit our team page at:


Thank you Team ECFG!

Tracy Covert
Karen Davidson
Donna Ferruchie
Colin Galey
Dave Hozick
Elvy Kirkham
Rachel Lukas
Tara Majors
Toni Moczan
Cass Pinkle (Pierce)
Trish Phipps
Cassandra Pishioneri
Kathy Saunders
Shirley Swesey
Ed Sheridan
Kylie Sheridan
Karen Stewart
Kim Weingartner
Carrie Zikeli-Bieselt


Congressman Keith Rothfus and his staff visited EGI and ECF on Tuesday, March 27, 2018.  The Congressman is the U.S. Representative for Pennsylvania’s 12th Congressional District. The 12th District includes all of Beaver County and parts of Allegheny, Cambria, Lawrence,  Somerset, and Westmoreland Counties.

After an introductory presentation of ECF, the group toured the ECF facilities and had the opportunity to see many of our products and processes.  We particularly stressed to our Congressman the importance of shale/unconventional drilling and Naval work to our long-term success.





AGMA Annual Meeting Guest Speaker

So inspired after listening to J.R. Martinez during the AGMA Annual Meeting!  J.R. is an Iraq War Veteran, Actor and winner of “Dancing with the Stars.”   He has an absolutely amazing story of persevering in the midst of tragedy and adapting to change to create a happy and fulfilling life.  If you don’t know the story, you should check it out.








Ellwood City Forge is at the 2018 AGMA Annual Meeting in Naples, FL.

Ellwood City Forge is at the 2018 AGMA Annual Meeting in Naples, FL.   We are looking forward to the sessions and the discussions on critical topics related to the gear market.  ECF has been a supplier of forgings to the gear industry for over 100 years – gear blanks, pinion shafts, and other custom forged items.

We have again sponsored the popular photo booth during the Welcome Reception on Friday night, April 27, 2018.   Stop by the booth, grab a costume and take a fun picture!   We also have Rosalind chocolate bars to give away (homemade in Western Pennsylvania).   Hope to see you there!

Dean McCoy Retires after 42 years of Service!

Thank you to Dean McCoy for over 40 years of service to Ellwood City Forge! Dean began his career in the sales office of Ellwood City Forge and became ECF’s Sales Manager. Dean decided to hit the road and became an outside sales person for Cooper-Curran, Inc., where he has served ECF and other companies for the past 27 years. Dean’s experience and knowledge of the forging industry has made him a tremendous asset and someone that we will miss!

We wish you well in your retirement!


Ellwood City Forge and Ellwood National Forge working together…..

Ellwood City Forge and Ellwood National Forge, providing highly engineered finished forged components used in commercial and naval applications for over a century.

Ron Brattin Joins ECF Sales Team

We are pleased to announce that Ron Brattin has joined the Ellwood City Forge Group as an independent sales agent under his newly formed company, RJ Elias Company LLC.  Ron’s expertise and experience is with critical, ultra-clean steel applications – particularly those requiring Electro Slag Remelt (ESR) and Vacuum Arc Remelt (VAR).   Ron will work from his office near Canton, Ohio.

We look forward to working with Ron as we develop successful solutions for our customers’ ultra-clean steel requirements in the Aerospace, Power Generation, and other industries.  ECFG currently provides remelted materials (ESR and VAR) in many forms including bar, billet and custom forgings.    Please contact Ron at or ECF directly at to learn more about our ultra-clean solutions for your business.