Just finished the tour of the Brush Wellman facility in Elmore OH (about 30 miles SE of Toledo). Brush Wellman is largest manufacturer of beryllium products and the only fully-integrated producer of beryllium, beryllium-containing alloys, and beryllia ceramic in the world. We were able to walk through the three processes they have at the Elmore plant. These include copper-beryllium Strip products, copper-beryllium bulk products, and beryllium products. We focused a lot on the safety issues related to working with beryllium. Our group dressed in loos-fitter powered air purifying respirators to tour the facility.