Nanshan America extrusion presses running

Oct 14, 2013 | 05:37 PM | Michael Cowden

Tags  Nanshan America Advanced Aluminum Technologies, Nanshan, Lijun Du, Eric Angermeier, Tim Donnelly, Lafayette plant, aluminum, aluminum extrusions extrusion presses

LAFAYETTE, Ind. — Nanshan America Advanced Aluminum Technologies LLC’s two extrusion presses are up and running as the company builds a new casthouse and mulls further U.S. expansion, company executives said.

The $175-million, 600,000-square-foot facility in Lafayette, Ind., has roughly 150,000 square feet available for fabrication equipment or more presses, they said.

"We’ll let the market determine what we do there, whether it’s presses or value-added fabrication," general manager Eric Angermeier told AMM during a recent plant visit.

Nanshan America, which can make extrusions up to 85 feet long, currently sports a 5,000-tonne press from Milan, Italy-based Presezzi Extrusion SpA and a 9,200-tonne press from Mönchengladbach, Germany-based SMS Meer GmbH, company executives said.....

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