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  • An aluminum billet being loaded into the billet heater prior to extrusion at Benkam Alu Extrusions in Uzbekistan.

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    Benkam Launches Multi-Year Expansion to Increase Extrusion Capacity

    Benkam Alu Extrusions, owned by AKFA Group, is one of the major manufacturers of aluminum profiles in Central Asia. Located in Tashkent, Uzbekistan, the company recently announced that it is launching a multi-year expansion project, which will more than double its aluminum extrusion production capabilities. This expansion is a part of the company’s overall strategic […]

  • Pries Enterprises - new anodizing line

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    ARTICLE: Pries Installs One of the Most Advanced Anodizing Lines in the U.S.

    By Rose Eaton, Staff Writer. In the fall of 2019, Pries Enterprises finished a 50,000 sq ft expansion and installation of a state-of-the-art anodizing line, making them the only vertically integrated extruder-anodizer fabricator in their immediate area. The new anodizing line will allow the company to drastically reduce lead times for their customers and solidify […]

  • Opening of Pennex's new extrusion press line at Leetonia in 2015.

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    Pennex Aluminum Completes Expansion of its Extrusion Operation in Ohio

    Pennex Aluminum held a ribbon cutting ceremony for the completion of the $23 million expansion of its facility in Leetonia, Ohio. The event also marks the 40th anniversary of Pennex being purchased by the Metal Exchange Corporation. The Leetonia facility specializes in aluminum extrusions and fabricated components for the automotive, construction, HVAC, landscaping, and off-road vehicle markets. […]