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Louisiana-based Sugar Industry Supplier Rebrands as Crompion International

December 1, 2012

Sugar Journal

Baton Rouge-based specialty stainless steel producer American Utility Metals (AUM), LLC announced it has changed its name to Crompion International, LLC. The name change and rebranding come as the company works to expand its global presence and reinforce its focus on creating solutions through new services and additional metallurgists on staff. Since 2000, AUM has supplied and distributed Cromgard, a high-performance, low-nickel stainless steel to a loyal base of worldwide customers in a broad range of industries – from sugarcane and fire apparatus to freight rail and bus manufacturing.

Baton Rouge-based specialty stainless steel producer American Utility Metals (AUM), LLC announced it has changed its name to Crompion International, LLC. The name change and rebranding come as the company works to expand its global presence and reinforce its focus on creating solutions through new services and additional metallurgists on staff. Crompion International celebrated the success of this evolved company's vision with the announcement of a multi-million dollar contract, one of the company's largest yet, to fabricate stainless steel products for a leading manufacturer in the transportation industry.

Since 2000, AUM has supplied and distributed Cromgard, a high-performance, low-nickel stainless steel to a loyal base of worldwide customers in a broad range of industries. During that time, it has evolved into a company that goes beyond a single grade of stainless steel offerings to provide solutions to customers’ needs and now reflects this evolution in its transformation into Crompion International.

In addition to offering new lines of products, George Schaffer, owner of Crompion, has expanded his team to add experienced industry professionals and veteran metallurgists. The enhanced industry expertise enables Crompion International to provide a suite of new services and customer guidance, not often found with competitors.

Crompion International operates in markets around the globe; however, the company has been dedicated to its home in Louisiana. They have teamed up with local university leadership to research and develop innovations for the industries which Crompion International pursues. In fact, their partnership with the LSU AgCenter and Audubon Sugar Institute has yielded a product that is currently increasing efficiency for the sugarcane industry and has the potential to enhance a myriad of industries worldwide.

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