Importantly, we continue to build our research and development capabilities to capitalize on our core competency of carbon and graphite material science and drive new product innovation and quality improvements across the organization, which provide us with sustainable competitive advantages that are difficult to replicate. Our annual research and development spend will be unaffected by these initiatives and is expected to be approximately $12 million to $15 million over the near term.Mr. Shular commented, “We remain focused on strategically positioning for long-term growth and delivering sustainable value to our shareholders, and these initiatives, which are supported by a strong balance sheet, will drive improved profitability and competitiveness.”
GrafTech Reports Third Quarter 2013 Results, Announces Initiatives To Improve Operating Efficiencies And Global Competitiveness
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