Coast Aluminum successfully started up a new state-of-the-art cut-to-length line at its facility in Kent, Washington. The company specializes in supplying aluminum products to the construction and manufacturing industries.
The new line, supplied by ANDRITZ Herr-Voss Stamco Inc., a member of international technology group ANDRITZ, was designed to meet Coast Aluminum’s specific product requirements. It processes 0.25 x 72 inch wide aluminum and stainless steel, with a capacity of 20,000 lbs per year of incoming coil.
The backbone of the line is a precision roller-leveler technology, including a heavy-gauge and a light-gauge Precision Leveler®. The levelers are managed with the integrated Punch-N-Go® control system.
The cut-to-length line includes ANDRITZ Herr-Voss Stamco’s proprietary electro-discharge texturing (EDT) roll feed system, coupled with a high-speed shear that can efficiently and accurately cut both long and short blanks. The line also allows for the application of paper or vinyl to the leveled material.
Coast Aluminum was founded in Hayward, California as a branch of Clark Metals in 1982. The company was later incorporated as Coast Aluminum and Architectural, Inc. in 1991. Over the years, the company has grown to have branches up and down the West Coast (Washington, Oregon, and California), as well as in Nevada, Arizona, and Baja Mexico.
The company is also reportedly in the process of further expanding in Spokane Valley, Washington. Coast Aluminum filed a preliminary application to build a 73,500 sq ft distribution warehouse along with new office space at Pinecroft Business Park.