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USS Gerald Ford

Hillman Proudly Serving the U.S. Navy

August 2, 2017

The US Navy recently launched the USS Gerald Ford, the largest and most sophisticated US aircraft carrier ever built, after 5 years in the making. Hillman Brass & Copper is the proud supplier of over 20,000 pounds of Copper-based alloys on this mighty ship – key components that keep the ship’s plumbing and power plant working smoothly and safely for over 4,000 sailors on board. We love our role in supporting our nation’s diplomacy and defense, and look forward to putting our products into the next Ford-Class aircraft carrier. For 105 years Hillman Brass & Copper has supported the United States Navy. While specializing in Copper-Nickel products like plate, sheet, rod and tube, Hillman has supplied a variety of other Copper-based alloys to the Navy. Given that Hillman supplies over 3000 customers, many related to military shipbuilding, we can be sure that every vessel in the 280-ship Navy has Hillman…

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