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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 […]

  • Vitex Extrusion- New aluminum extrusion press line.

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    Vitex Investing in New Extrusion Line to Double Output

    Vitex Extrusion, a division of Momentum Manufacturing Group, plans to invest $12 million in the first phase of a new aluminum extrusion press line for its Franklin, New Hampshire, facility. The investment will double the extruder’s current output to 55 million lbs and support growing demand from customers and partners for aluminum extrusions and value-added […]

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    Vimetco Investing in New Extrusion Line in Romania

    Vimetco Extrusion, a subsidiary of ALRO S.A., plans to invest €10 million in the installation of an automated extrusion line for the production of value-added aluminum profiles in Romania. “The expertise in creating high and very high value-added products is obtained only through constant investments in innovation and outstanding employee training,” said Marian Năstase, chairman […]

  • Figure 1. The 45 MN, 10 inch direct press was designed with the demands of the automotive industry in mind.

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    Hydro Cressona Serves Automotive Industry with New Highly Automated Press Line

    By Andrea Svendsen, Managing Editor. The Hydro Extrusion North America facility in Cressona, PA, has been in operation since 1942, when it was commissioned by the U.S. government to support World War II efforts. Today, the over 1.6 million sq ft site has ten direct and indirect extrusion presses, ranging in sizes from 10 to […]

  • 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. […]

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    Alexandria Industries Breaks Ground on Expansion to House New Extrusion Press

    Alexandria Industries broke ground on the construction of a 12,000 sq ft building expansion to house a new extrusion press at its headquarters in Alexandria, Minnesota. The press will increase extrusion capacity at the site by 30%, increase capabilities for more complex profile shapes, and hold tighter tolerances. It will be used to manufacture components in […]

  • Vitex installed new fabrication equipment, including a Hexagon CMM (left) and a Haas CNC (right).

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    Vitex Extrusion Expands Fabrication Capabilities

    Vitex Extrusion, LLC in Franklin, New Hampshire invested in the installation of new machining centers in order to expand its downstream aluminum extrusion fabrication capabilities. This enables the company to meet increased demand for long part fabrication and precision machining. “During the last 24 months, customer demand for precision machined, long-length extruded profiles has increased […]

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    ARTICLE: AACOA Expands to Meet Growing Demand from Automotive and Specialty Markets

    By Andrea Svendsen, Managing Editor Editor’s Note: This article first appeared in the June 2017 issue of Light Metal Age. To read more articles from this issue, please subscribe. AACOA, Inc., a division of Bonnell Aluminum, is currently completing the installation and startup of the third press at its Niles, MI, facility (Figure 1). The $18 […]