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  • Novelis automotive aluminum lightweighting

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    Novelis Affirms Commitment to Automotive

    Novelis, Inc. has been supplying the automotive industry for more than 40 years, with its aluminum sheet products being featured in more than 225 different vehicle models, such as the Nissan Rogue, Jaguar I-Pace, and Jeep Wrangler, among others.  The company supports the automotive market through the development of closed-loop recycling programs and innovative development […]

  • KPEX ribbon cutting Sept 18, 2019

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    KPEX Holds Opening Ceremony for Its Extrusion Facility in Kentucky

    Kobelco Aluminum Products & Extrusions Inc. (KPEX), the U.S. subsidiary of Kobe Steel, Ltd., held an opening ceremony celebrating its launch of extrusion operations in Bowling Green, Kentucky. The integrated production facility, which began operation in November 2018, manufactures and sells bumper and car frame materials, which are increasingly being implemented in vehicles. “We’re growing our business […]

  • Dajcor Aluminum

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    Dajcor Aluminum Plans to Open Extrusion Operations in Kentucky

    Dajcor Aluminum Ltd., a Canadian manufacturer of extruded and fabricated aluminum products, plans to invest $19.6 million to start up its first U.S. operation in Coalfields Industrial Park near Hazard, Kentucky. The operation will provide additional capacity for aluminum extrusion and fabrication to serve a variety of North American industries, helping the company to better reach […]

  • Braidy Industries

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    Braidy Industries Breaks Ground on Its $1.6 Billion Aluminum Rolling Mill

    Braidy Industries broke ground on its $1.3 billion greenfield aluminum rolling complex in Ashland, Kentucky, which was first announced in early 2017. At the ceremony, Craig T. Bouchard, CEO of Braidy Industries, was joined by Gov. Matt Bevin and other officials in celebrating the official launch of the project. Bouchard stated that the design of the […]

  • Novelis Breaks Ground on Automotive Aluminum Facility in Kentucky

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    Novelis Breaks Ground on Automotive Aluminum Facility in Kentucky

    Novelis Inc. broke ground on its its $300 million automotive aluminum sheet manufacturing facility in Guthrie, Kentucky (first announced in January). Representatives from Novelis were joined by Senator Rand Paul, Congressman James Comer, Governor Matt Bevin, and Senator Mitch McConnell’s staff to recognize the investment in a 400,000 sq ft facility that produce annual nameplate capacity of […]

  • Guthrie, Kentucky

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    Novelis to Build Greenfield Automotive Aluminum Sheet Plant in Kentucky

    Novelis Inc. plans to build an approximately $300 million automotive aluminum sheet manufacturing facility in Guthrie, Kentucky. The greenfield facility will include heat treatment and pre-treatment lines, which prepare aluminum for use in vehicle parts such as body-in-white, hoods, doors, lift gates, and fenders. The facility will have an annual nameplate capacity of 200,000 tonnes.  Demand for […]

  • Audubon Metals Ingot

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    Audubon Metals Expanding Secondary Aluminum Capacity

    Audubon Metals LLC, a subsidiary of Koch Enterprises Inc., is investing $8.3 million in its facility in Henderson, KY, which produces secondary aluminum using shredded automotive metal. The expansion will add nearly 21,000 sq ft of manufacturing space — enlarging it to more than 333,000 sq ft — in order to house a fifth reverberatory furnace […]

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    Kobe Steel to Build Aluminum Extrusion Plant in Kentucky

    Kobe Steel, Ltd. plans to manufacture and sell aluminum extrusions for the automotive sector in the U.S. in Bowling Green, Kentucky. The facility will operate through a company called Kobelco Aluminum Products & Extrusions Inc. (KPEX) and will manufacture make bumper and frame materials for cars. The $46.7 million investment will include a new integrated […]