Alfiniti targeting HVAC, automotive growth

Apr 01, 2013 | 03:48 PM | Michael Cowden

Tags  Alfiniti Inc., aluminum extrusion presses, Alfiniti Precision Tube, Winston, HVAC, automotive

CHICAGO Alfiniti Inc. plans to add two new aluminum extrusion presses to its Alfiniti Precision Tube subsidiary in Winston, N.C., over the next five years as it looks to continue to expand into the automotive sector, as well as the heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) markets, a company executive said.

The Chicoutimi, Quebec-based custom aluminum extrusion and tubing producer in February installed a new, 2,700-tonne, 9-inch extrusion press, along with related equipment, at its Winston site, Alfiniti Precision Tube president Richard “Steve” James said in an interview with AMM.

The total cost of the expansion—which included the press, billet heater and handling systems, all made in China—was slightly more than $3 million, James said. Alfiniti also acquired coilers from a U.S. company, but declined to disclose a figure for that equipment.....

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