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  • Alvance Aluminium plans to invst in recycling and casting operations at its Fort Williams Smelter

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    ALVANCE Aluminium Plans to Expand Its Fort William Operations

    ALVANCE Aluminium, a member of GFG Alliance, plans to invest £94 million (US$124.4 million) in its Fort William smelter in Scotland. The project will expand the plant’s capabilities to include a new recycling and casting facility for the production of GREENALUMINIUM billet. “Recycling aluminum saves 95% of the energy needed to produce primary aluminum and is a […]

  • Rio Tinto - billet recycled aluminum

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    Shawinigan Aluminium Invests in New Recycling Center

    Shawinigan Aluminium Inc. (SAI) is currently investing US$7 million to build a new aluminum recycling center adjacent to its billet casthouse in Quebec, Canada. The closed-loop operation will recycle clean process scrap from Rio Tinto and other aluminum manufacturers in order to meet customer demand for products made with recycled aluminum. SAI’s new remelt plant will be […]

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    Combilift Improves Safety and Productivity Throughout the Aluminum Value Chain

    Tuesday, June 9th was National Forklift Safety Day. To celebrate, Combilift in Monaghan, Ireland, is spreading the word about how their state-of-the-art products and services contribute to safer plants and warehouses. Traditional forklifts only move forward and back, but Combilift’s multi-directional trucks are able to move laterally to handle long aluminum loads in smaller spaces. The […]

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    Element 13 to Set Up Billet Manufacturing Facility in Indiana

    Element 13, LLC has selected Richmond in Wayne County, Indiana, for the location of its new $15.8 million aluminum billet production facility. The 60,000 sq ft facility will be constructed on 15 and a half acres in Richmond’s Midwest Industrial Park. “We’ve been working with Element 13, otherwise known as Project Thankful, since early fall,” […]

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    UAC Orders Induction Furnace for New Facility in Romania

    Universal Alloy Corporation (UAC), a supplier of of hard alloy extrusions, is expanding its capacity through the construction of a new facility in Baia Mare, Romania, near the local airport. It will produce extruded aluminum tubes and titanium profiles for the aerospace industry. This unique location will enable UAC not only to supply the assembled products, but […]

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    Metal Exchange Corporation and Novellini Form Secondary Aluminum Billet Joint Venture

    Metal Exchange Corporation (MEC), headquartered in St. Louis, MO, is forming a new joint venture with Novellini Industries Srl in Mantova, Italy. Called novALmec, the newly formed company will supply aluminum billet capacity to the European market. “With this being our first investment in an overseas manufacturing facility, the selection of our partner was crucial,” said […]

  • Matalco Lordstown (Finished Goods Area)

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    Matalco To Construct Greenfield Aluminum Billet Facility in Wisconsin

    Matalco Inc., a member of the Giampaolo Group, plans to construct a new state-of-the-art aluminum billet manufacturing facility located in the Rapids East Commerce Center in the City of Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin. The $80 million investment will further strengthen and expand the company’s presence in the North American aluminum market. This is part of a larger investment […]

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    U.S. Treasury Intends to Lift Rusal Sanctions

    The U.S. Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) announced its intention to end sanctions on UC Rusal and its parent company En+. The sanctions were imposed in April 2018 targeted Russian businessman Oleg Deripaska and his business empire, which includes Rusal, En+, and other companies in which he owned stakes. The OFAC cited “malign activities” […]