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    Mecfor and Advanced Dynamics Merge Heavy Machinery Businesses to Form New Company

    Mecfor, based in Saguenay, Quebec, Canada, and Advanced Dynamics, based in Saint-Bruno-de-Montarville, Quebec, Canada, are merging their operations. The newly formed company will be known as EPIQ Machinery. “Today’s announcement is the culmination of several years of fruitful collaboration between our two companies,” said Éloïse Harvey, CEO of EPIQ Machinery (and former president of Mecfor). […]

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    Matalco Launches New Remelt Plant in Wisconsin

    Matalco Inc., a division of the Giampaolo Group, started up production at its new $80 million remelt and casting facility in Wisconsin Rapids, WI — making it the company’s fifth production plant in North America. The greenfield facility is capable of producing over 250 million lbs of billet or rolling ingot per year and is […]

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    Novelis Completes Aluminum Rolling and Recycling Expansion in Brazil

    Novelis Inc. completed its $150 million investment project to expand both aluminum rolling and recycling capacity at its facility in Pindamonhangaba, Brazil—the largest such complex in South America.  “This project reaffirms Novelis’ commitment to serve the growing South American market with high-quality, innovative, low-carbon, sustainable aluminum solutions,” said Francisco Pires, senior vice president, Novelis Inc. and President, […]

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    Aluminum Recycling and Secondary Processing

    Editors Note: Aluminum recycling into ingots and shape castings rates as one of the most successful “green” technologies in the world. The data gathered by the Aluminum Association and the International Aluminum Institute (IAI) are impressive, noting that 90-95% less energy is used in recycling aluminum than in primary production from ore and some 75% […]

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    August 2021

    Cover Billet being removed from the casting pit at Matalco’s new remelt and casting facility in Wisconsin Rapids, WI. The new facility is capable of producing 250 million lbs of billet per year and is part of a larger expansion project across North America. Articles Matalco Launches New Remelt Plant in Wisconsin: Continues Massive Expansion […]

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    August 2020

    Cover Steve Berthelot, site supervisor for GNA alutech, shows some of the finer points of his company’s 100 ton capacity homogenizing furnace at the new Ellwood Aluminum facility. (See article beginning on page 6.) Articles Ellwood Embarks on a Journey to the Lighter Side with New Aluminum Casting Complex Page 6 World Secondary Aluminum Industry […]

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    Element 13 to Set Up Billet Manufacturing Facility in Indiana

    Element 13, LLC has selected Richmond in Wayne County, Indiana, for the location of its new $15.8 million aluminum billet production facility. The 60,000 sq ft facility will be constructed on 15 and a half acres in Richmond’s Midwest Industrial Park. “We’ve been working with Element 13, otherwise known as Project Thankful, since early fall,” […]

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    LME Plans to Implement Low-Carbon Aluminum Trading

    The London Metal Exchange (LME) is planning to create a trading platform specifically designed for users who wish to source low-carbon aluminum — such as those operating in the transportation or packaging industries. In the primary aluminum industry, low carbon aluminum is typically determined as being aluminum produced using renewable energy sources, such as hydroelectricity, […]

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    August 2019

    Cover A vision of Hydro’s Peace Bench as it may appear at the Nobel Peace Center in Norway. (Image: Lars Tornoe.) Articles World Secondary Aluminum Industry Annual Review By Rudolf P. Pawlek Page 6 Purchase Article Robotization of the Casthouse Operations at Aluminerie Alouette By Patrice L’Huillier, J.P. Bérubé, and J.P. Castilloux, Aluminerie Alouette Page […]