Vista Metals Georgia broke ground on a new $30 million casthouse expansion project at its Adairsville manufacturing facility in Georgia. The project will support the company in serving the aerospace extrusion, forging, and rolling markets.
“Vista’s continued investments further demonstrate the commitment we have to our customers and the market space,” said Andrew Primack, president of Vista Metals Georgia.”This current expansion, combined with our long-range plan, which calls for the eventual installation of casthouses 8 and 9, will strive to ensure there is sufficient casting and finishing capacity to support a recovering market for now and into the future.”
This new project represents the second phase of Vista Metals Georgia’s nearly $100 million long range capital plan, which included the completion and launch of its 6th casthouse in the spring of 2021.
The current project involves the installation of the company’s 7th aluminum casthouse, melting furnaces, homogenizing ovens, and support equipment. Alongside the installation of the new casthouse, the project will also include the construction of a new world class finishing facility, which will support downstream processing and value-added products for the aerospace industry.
Vista Metals Georgia, operates under a licensing agreement with Vista Metals Corp. Along with Vista Progressive Metals (a producer of aluminum lithium products), the three companies are market leaders in the manufacturing of specialty aluminum products supporting aerospace, commercial aircraft, defense, automotive, and general industrial applications.
The expansion project is expected to be fully operational sometime in 2024.