International Titanium Powder (ITP) officials have celebrated the final phase of construction on its new production facility with highly-produced special ceremonies and animated video tours of the plant for local dignitaries. The plant, located in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, will utilize the newly-patented Armstrong Process technology to lower the production costs of powders suitable for non-melt direct consolidation of titanium. The process will not only result in low-cost manufacturing of titanium products, but it has also been engineered to reduce the environmental impact of titanium production. The local plant, scheduled to be completed in 2010, will be the first commercial-scale titanium powder production facility anywhere and should bring 60 to 70 new jobs to the community. The plant consists of eight buildings and is expected to produce 4.4 million pounds of titanium powder annually.