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    Aluminum Challenging Plastics in Beverage Industry

    By Goran Djukanovic, Aluminum Market Analyst. After replacing some quantities of steel in the automotive industry in recent years, aluminum has another potential area of increasing use, which is gaining importance, namely the beverage industry. Although aluminum has been present in the packaging and beverage industry for a long time, it is now challenging plastics […]

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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. […]

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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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    Matalco Plans to Expand with Several Greenfield Aluminum Casting Plants

    Matalco Inc., a division of the Giampaolo Group of Companies, plans to construct several greenfield aluminum remelt facilities for billet and rolling slab production and related processes and services. The new facilities will increase Matalco’s existing  capacity by approximately 75%, in response to growing demand from customers in underserved market geographies and requirements for increasing product range. In […]

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    Matalco Inc. Acquires Alexin LLC Expanding Its Aluminum Product Offerings

    Matalco Inc., a member of the Giampaolo Group of Companies, acquired 100% of Alexin LLC, an aluminum billet and rolling slab supplier based in Bluffton, Indiana. Alexin operates a 225 million lb casting plant, which will add to Matalco’s existing capacity in Brampton, Ontario (250 million lbs); Lordstown, Ohio (350 million lbs); and Canton, Ohio (180 million lbs). […]

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    Matalco Expanding into Aluminum Slab Casting to Support Automotive

    Matalco Inc., part of Giampaolo Group, is adding aluminum slab casting capabilities at its Canton, Ohio, facility. This  $15-20 million investment will enable to Matalco to grow beyond its existing extrusion billet business into the flat rolled products market for automotive and other applications. “While opportunities for light weighting and innovation in the auto supply chain will […]

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    North American Aluminum Billet Industry: Interview with Robert Convery, Matalco

    By Andrea Svendsen, Managing Editor. Editor’s Note: This is a slightly extended version of an interview that first appeared in April 2017 issue of Light Metal Age, as part of a longer article on the the current status and outlook of the aluminum billet industry in North America. The original article included interviews from executives […]

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    ARTICLE: Matalco Now the Largest Remelter in North America

    By Andrea Svendsen, Managing Editor. Matalco Inc., a member of the Giampaolo Group, reached a milestone with the startup of its third aluminum remelt and billet production facility located in Lordstown, OH, which will be able to produce 350 million lbs annually when it reaches full capacity. The new ~$100 million, 225,000 sq ft casting […]