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    ARTICLE: Taber Extrusions Building New Legacy with Casthouse Modernization

    Taber Extrusions recently completed significant upgrades to their aluminum casthouse in Gulfport, MS (Figure 1), enabling the company to integrate its casting, extrusion, and fabrication services in-house. The upgrades provide Taber with the ability to improve the quality of its products throughout every step of the manufacturing process, which opens up opportunities in a variety […]

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    KPEX Orders Furnace and Casthouse for Its New Facility In Kentucky

    Kobelco Aluminum Products & Extrusions Inc. (KPEX), a subsidiary of Kobe Steel Group, is currently constructing a new integrated greenfield facility in Bowling Green, Kentucky. Addressing the growing use of aluminum in the automotive industries, KPEX will manufacture high strength automotive alloy extrusions for bumper beams and car frames. As new generations of aluminum alloys […]

  • Ravi Tilak, Almex USA

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    Always Up for the Challenge – Interview with Ravi Tilak, Almex

    While at the ALUMINUM USA trade show in Detroit, Michigan in November 2015, Light Metal Age had the opportunity to interview a number of notable members of the aluminum industry. This third interview in the series conducted by Ann Marie Fellom, publisher, presents Ravi Tilak, president and ceo of Almex USA, headquartered in Buena Park, […]

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    Five Tips to Produce a Safer and More Productive Casthouse Environment

    Almex USA published a campaign to promote safety awareness for aluminum casthouse operations. “Five Days of Safety” offers five tips — focused on Hazard Assessment, Personnel Protective Equipment, Technology Controls, Moisture Management, and Best Practices — along with colorful infographics that visually emphasize the safety tips to consider when working with molten aluminum. “Every casthouse […]