AZZ Inc. plans to construct a new aluminum coil coating facility at the new Oldenburg Industrial Park located in Washington, MO. The new facility will support the company in more effectively serving the growing aluminum market.
“Aluminum coil coating is an important strategic initiative for AZZ, benefitting from secular sustainability tailwinds,” said Tom Ferguson, chief executive officer of AZZ Inc. “We are dedicated to expanding our coatings capabilities, addressable markets, and customer base as we continue to transform AZZ into a focused coatings company.”
The company selected the site of its new facility due to the growing economic development occurring in the local area. “The close proximity to our existing operations ensures local engineering and operational resources will be available for a timely startup,” said Kurt Russell, president and chief operating officer of AZZ Precoat Metals. “We are pleased to secure a location with several logistical advantages ideally situated for our valued customer base.”
The new 25-acre aluminum coil coating facility will include state-of-the-art equipment and technology for both coil coating and value-added downstream processing, With the addition of the new facility, the company aims to become the leading independent provider of metal coil coating solutions in North America.
The decision to build the new facility follows AZZ’s acquisition of the Precoat Metals business division of Sequa Corporation in May 2022. Now operating under the name AZZ Precoat Metals, the business is a part of the AZZ family of companies.
Upon completion, AZZ Precoat Metals will operate a network of 14 facilities including 16 coating lines and 19 value-added processing lines, adding significant capacity and capability to their business. Already, the company has secured long-term contractual customer commitments for over 75% of the capacity that will be created with the new facility.
In addition, the new facility is expected to generate over 80 skilled jobs for the area. Russell added, “I want to thank both the City of Washington and the State of Missouri for partnering with us through both the Missouri Works and Missouri One Start programs on this exciting project. We are pleased to invest in and be a part of Washington’s future.”
The new aluminum coil coating facility is expected to be operational in 2025. It is expected to achieve sales of at least $60 million by 2026.