Novelis is celebrating the 75th anniversary of its plant in Kingston, Ontario, Canada with a number of public events taking place the week of Sept. 12-19, featuring past and present employees, local residents, and government officials. As an integral facility in Novelis’ North American operations, the plant produces aluminum for automotive, transportation, and other industrial applications serving customers across the globe.
“For 75 years, the employees of Novelis Kingston have built a legacy of leadership in the production of high quality aluminum material for our customers,” said Jacob Czyz, plant manager of Novelis Kingston. “I am honored to lead our Kingston plant at this memorable time and know that we have a bright future ahead.”
Novelis Kingston has been part of the local Ontario community since 1940, and employs approximately 275 people. Customers include major brands such as BMW, Ford, GM, Mercedes, Peterbilt, and Thyssen Krupp.
Recently, the Kingston Works and Research Lab (formerly run by Aluminum Company of Canada Ltd., Alcan) was awarded Historic Landmark status by ASM International, commemorating the site for its numerous contributions to innovative aluminum technology and products. The article “Aluminum Company of Canada Awarded Historic Landmark Status,” published in the April 2015 issue of Light Metal Age, provides a look at the history of the site and some of the notable technological development that have occurred there.