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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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • HHMachine

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    Wagstaff is Increasing Its Manufacturing Efficiency

    Wagstaff recently purchased a high-speed, advanced machining center, increasing the productivity and efficiency of its 170,000 sq ft manufacturing center in Spokane Valley, Washington. The center is where the company develops, engineers, designs, and manufactures sophisticated molds, casting machines, automated systems, and ancillary equipment for the aluminum casting industry. The company selected H & H Machine Tools in Campbellfield, […]

  • Alro S.A.

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    Alro’s Continuous Investment Strategy Secures Leading Position

    By Goran Djukanovic, Aluminum Market Analyst & Consultant. Alro S.A., located in Slatina, Romania, is largest aluminum smelter in South Eastern Europe and among the largest integrated aluminum producers in Europe. Alro is able to maintain this leading position in the industry with its vertically integrated production capacity, access to competitively priced raw materials, and continuous […]

  • GARMCO

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    ARTICLE: GARMCO’s New Recycling Facility

    Editor’s Note: This article first appeared in the August 2017 issue of Light Metal Age. To read more articles from this issue, please subscribe. Gulf Aluminium Rolling Mill (GARMCO) successfully cast its first rolling slab at the new recycling facility constructed at its rolling complex in the Kingdom of Bahrain (Figure 1). The US$55 million […]

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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 […]