Jupiter Aluminum eyes new products, markets

Jun 25, 2013 | 05:44 PM | Michael Cowden

Tags  Jupiter Aluminum, Paul-Henri Chevalier, RG Steel, Wheeling Corrugated, West Virginia site, paint line, slitter, aluminum Michael Cowden

CHICAGO — Jupiter Aluminum Corp. is looking to expand into new products and markets from its location at the former RG Steel LLC Wheeling Corrugating Co. facility in Beech Bottom, W.Va.

The paint line, which Jupiter is currently refurbishing and upgrading, will allow the aluminum company to both paint wider material and also apply two coats of paint, something it hadn’t been able to do on equipment at its existing locations in the Midwest, company president Paul-Henri Chevalier said in a recent interview with AMM.

Schiller Park, Ill.-based Jupiter is employing former RG employees to upgrade the paint line as it looks to produce trial orders this summer, Chevalier said. The company has also purchased a slitter from a steel company that is being installed at the West Virginia site, as Jupiter aims not only to move into new markets but also to serve customers in East Coast and Mid-Atlantic states, he said.....

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