Aleris to close Saginaw plant by year-end

May 29, 2013 | 04:47 PM | Michael Cowden

Tags  Aleris, Saginaw, specification alloy, automotive, closure, layoffs, molten aluminum, ingot sows

CHICAGO — Aleris International Inc. plans to close its specification alloy facility in Saginaw, Mich., by the end of 2013, a company spokesman told AMM May 29.

The closure comes as a result of a change in demand from a "nearby customer," the spokesman for the Cleveland-based company said. He declined to name the customer, but the facility was known to have supplied General Motors Co. previously. A spokesman for GM was unable to provide more....

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