IBC Advanced Alloys Corp. (IBC), formerly International Beryllium Corporation, is engaged in the development and manufacturing of advanced alloys, in particular beryllium alloys and specialty copper alloys. It also focuses on beryllium mineral exploration. Beryllium is used as a shield and moderator in nuclear reactors. IBC can be used in its pure form or combined with other metals to form unique alloys for essential applications for the nuclear, aerospace, medical, automotive, electronic and defense industries. It operates in three aspects: manufacturing, research and mineral exploration. It provides manufacturing and support services, including casting and master alloy products, cast and forged billet products, semi-continuous cast input billets and wrought products. It operates in copper alloys division and beryllium aluminum division. IBC owns a 100% interest in the Boomer mine located in the Lake George beryllium district. In March 2010, it acquired Beralcast Corporation.