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  • The new casting facility at Western Extrusions.

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    Western Extrusions’ New Highly 
Automated Casthouse

    Western Extrusions, located in Carrollton, TX, manufactures and supplies quality aluminum profiles to a variety of industries and markets, including building and construction, transportation, consumer durables, electrical, and distribution. Recently, the company completed the construction and start up of its first casting facility. The new casthouse empowers the company to have control over its own […]

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    Constellium Partners with Dalkia to Launch the Energ’Iss Project

    Constellium signed an agreement with French energy provider Dalkia and the City of Issoire, France, to launch the Energ’Iss heating network project. Through the project, heat recovered from Constellium’s local furnaces for aluminum production will be converted by Dalkia to provide heat and hot water to buildings and homes in Issoire. “We are very proud of […]

  • Matalco-Gillespie & Powers-aluminum melting furnaces

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    Matalco Orders Aluminum Furnaces for New Kentucky Site

    Matalco Inc., a division of the Giampaolo Group of Companies, is currently investing $53.5 million in the construction of a new remelt facility in Franklin, Kentucky, as part of its larger investment project to expand production across the U.S. Operating under the name Matalco Kentucky LLC, the plant will be housed within a 461,000 sq […]

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    Matalco Continuing to Expand Its Recycling Operations Across the U.S.

    Matalco Inc., a division of the Giampaolo Group of Companies, is making progress in its plans to expand its existing aluminum casting capacity by approximately 75%. First announced in 2018, the plan includes the construction of several greenfield aluminum remelt facilities for production of billet and rolling slab. New Production Capacity in Wisconsin Since its initial […]

  • Figure 1. The Ellwood Aluminum team standing in the company’s new aluminum casthouse.

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    ARTICLE: Ellwood Embarks on a Journey to the Lighter Side with New Aluminum Casting Complex

    By Andrea Svendsen, Managing Editor. Ellwood Aluminum, a division of the 110 year old family-owned steel manufacturer Ellwood Group, has constructed and started up operation of its new secondary aluminum casthouse in Hubbard, Ohio (Figure 1). The new facility, which represents the company’s first entry into aluminum melting and casting, enables them to diversify their […]

  • Rusal - Continuus-Properzi - ingot casting line

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    Rusal Commissions Ingot Casting Line for Automotive

    UC Rusal commissioned a new ingot casting complex at the Boguchansky smelter with a capacity of 120,000 tonnes of aluminum alloys per year. The more than 600 million ruble (US$8.7 million) project enables the company to increase its production of value-added products (VAP). “The new foundry complex at the Boguchansky aluminum smelter, the most modern enterprise […]

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    Element 13 to Set Up Billet Manufacturing Facility in Indiana

    Element 13, LLC has selected Richmond in Wayne County, Indiana, for the location of its new $15.8 million aluminum billet production facility. The 60,000 sq ft facility will be constructed on 15 and a half acres in Richmond’s Midwest Industrial Park. “We’ve been working with Element 13, otherwise known as Project Thankful, since early fall,” […]

  • Rio Tinto-scandium

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    Rio Tinto Working to Produce Scandium for Scandium-Aluminum Master Alloys

    Rio Tinto researchers have developed a new process to extract high purity scandium oxide — a critical mineral — from by-products generated in the production of titanium dioxide at the Rio Tinto Fer et Titane (RTFT) metallurgical operation in Sorel-Tracy, Quebec, Canada. The company is now producing high quality scandium oxide that meets market specifications […]