The Special Metals Corporation group of companies was created in the latter part of 1998 when Special Metals Corporation of New Hartford, New York, acquired Inco Alloys International, including its Huntington Alloys and Wiggin Alloys divisions. With a history of alloy technology now going back some 100 years, its new company continues to provide solutions to difficult materials problems through such time-tested products as its INCONEL, INCOLOY, NIMONIC, UDIMET, MONEL and NILO alloys. Today's Special Metals is a provider of the high-nickel, high-performance alloys used in engineering. These alloys are engineered to offer a superior combination of heat resistance, high-temperature corrosion resistance, toughness and strength and are used in the world's most technically demanding industries and applications. Special Metals offers a range of nickel alloys and product forms, as well cobalt alloys, to more than ten worldwide markets. The company produces nickel alloys in all standard mill forms, from large ingots and billets to plate, sheet, strip, tubing, bar and wire, the latter of which includes core and filler wires for welding products. The company has manufacturing and research facilities in the USA and Europe, sales offices in North America, Europe and Asia, and a distribution network including most of the industrialized countries of the world.