Alcoa ramps up Ohio casthouse making wheels

May 23, 2013 | 04:04 PM | Michael Cowden

Tags  Alcoa, Tim Myers, Kevin Anton, Barberton, Ohio, aluminum wheels, forged, billets recylce

CHICAGO — Alcoa Inc.’s expanded casthouse at its Barberton, Ohio, facility is now running at full capacity making wheels from remelted and scrap aluminum, the company said.
The new $21-million, 50,000-square-foot plant is expected to consume 100 million pounds of aluminum per year, Pittsburgh-based Alcoa said May 22. It is also expected to cut in half the amount of energy needed to recycle aluminum for forged wheels. ....

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