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  • Matalco-Gillespie & Powers-aluminum melting furnaces

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    Matalco Orders Aluminum Furnaces for New Kentucky Site

    Matalco Inc., a division of the Giampaolo Group of Companies, is currently investing $53.5 million in the construction of a new remelt facility in Franklin, Kentucky, as part of its larger investment project to expand production across the U.S. Operating under the name Matalco Kentucky LLC, the plant will be housed within a 461,000 sq […]

  • Matalco - homogenizing

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    Matalco Continuing to Expand Its Recycling Operations Across the U.S.

    Matalco Inc., a division of the Giampaolo Group of Companies, is making progress in its plans to expand its existing aluminum casting capacity by approximately 75%. First announced in 2018, the plan includes the construction of several greenfield aluminum remelt facilities for production of billet and rolling slab. New Production Capacity in Wisconsin Since its initial […]

  • Figure 1. The Ellwood Aluminum team standing in the company’s new aluminum casthouse.

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    ARTICLE: Ellwood Embarks on a Journey to the Lighter Side with New Aluminum Casting Complex

    By Andrea Svendsen, Managing Editor. Ellwood Aluminum, a division of the 110 year old family-owned steel manufacturer Ellwood Group, has constructed and started up operation of its new secondary aluminum casthouse in Hubbard, Ohio (Figure 1). The new facility, which represents the company’s first entry into aluminum melting and casting, enables them to diversify their […]

  • Remelt Technologies, Inc.

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    Gillespie & Powers Partners with Remelt Technologies

    Gillespie & Powers Inc., headquartered in St. Louis, Missouri, entered into a strategic partnership with Remelt Technologies, Inc. based in Longwood, Florida. The agreement will enable Gillespie & Powers to offer RemeltTechnologies’ homogenizing furnaces, DC casting machines, and DC casting automation to the North American aluminum industry. “Gillespie & Powers Inc. is proud that Gary Bowden, […]

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    Matalco Orders New Furnaces and Equipment for Latest Greenfield Site in Wisconsin

    Matalco Inc. entered into an agreement with Gillespie & Powers Inc. for their supply of one 115,000 lb tilting melting furnace, one 115,000 lb tilting holding furnace, three 120,000 lb batch homogenizing ovens, and two 120,000 lb. batch coolers with charging car, and related equipment in support of Matalco’s business expansion in Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin. […]

  • Jon Gillespie, Gillespie & Powers

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    Bringing Insight to Furnaces – Interview with Jon Gillespie, Gillespie & Powers

    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 fourth interview in the series conducted by Ann Marie Fellom, publisher, presents Jon Gillespie, president of Gillespie & Powers (G&P), a well-known industrial engineering company […]