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Oak Brook's A.M. Castle to supply materials for UT

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Oak Brook-based metal and plastic products manufacturer A. M. Castle & Co. has signed a long-term agreement to become a preferred supplier of United Technologies Corp.

Under the agreement, the company will provide raw materials and value added services, including processed and machined parts and supply chain solutions, to United Technologies business units.

"Our partnership with UTC over the past several decades has helped us become a more valuable supplier to all of our customers," said Steve Letnich, chief commercial officer with Castle Metals. "This contract further solidifies our strategy to become the foremost provider of value-added services and supply chain solutions for the Aerospace, Oil & Gas and Industrial markets."

Rishi Grover, vice president of supply chain for UTC Aerospace Systems -- Aircraft Systems, said the company was looking for strong global partners "that will relentlessly strive for excellence in service and value,"

"We are pleased to be growing our global partnership with Castle," Grover said.

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