Aleris shutters secondary aluminum plant in Indiana

Dec 02, 2008 | 12:13 PM | Tom Jennemann

Aleris International Inc. has permanently closed its Tipton, Ind., specification alloys plant.

The secondary aluminum facility was idled March 30 and production was transferred to other Aleris facilities in North America, the Beachwood, Ohio-based aluminum company said. Prior to halting production, the plant employed approximately 55 people.

The facility, which one industry source said has a potential annual operating capacity of about 9 million pounds of secondary aluminum, was acquired by Aleris as part of its September 2007 purchase of Wabash Alloys LLC, Wabash, Ind. ....

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