Kobe Aluminum expansion will increase auto offerings

May 16, 2013 | 10:01 AM | Michael Cowden

Tags  Kobe Aluminum Automotive Products, KAAP, Susumu Koike, automotive, aluminum, aluminum forgings, Michael Cowden

CHICAGO — Kobe Aluminum Automotive Products LLC (KAAP) has broken ground on a $66-million expansion at its Bowling Green, Ky., facility as the company looks to boost its offerings to the automotive sector.

The investment includes an 87,000-square-foot addition to make room for new furnaces, casting machines, forging presses and other equipment needed to meet increased demand for precision aluminum components in the auto sector, according to the Bowling Green Area Chamber of Commerce.....

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