In December of 2015, Gautier successfully rolled plate on a mill comprised of components re-engineered from a decommissioned mill in Gadsden, Alabama while incorporating state of the art controls and processes.  This project began in 2006 with the trial rolling(s) of titanium on a hand mill built in the late 1800’s.  In 2009, a state-of-the-
art finishing facility was installed, and ended with a specialty metals plate mill constructed in 2015.   
   
     
Throughout this process, Gautier developed a strategic and marketing plan to create a new business as well as engineered a specialty metals plate mill from a decommisioned mill.   A strong domestic customer base has been developed and we are starting to reach into the international arena.