LONDON Extruder Brazeway
Inc. plans to install a new press in the second quarter, a
company executive has told AMM.
Brazeway will add the extrusion
press at its Hopkinsville, Ky., location in May, according to
Saumin Mehta, director of sales and business development for
the Adrian, Mich.-based company.
The press, Brazeways
seventh, will be either an 8- or 9-inch press, he added,
declining to comment on capacity volumes.
The expansion plan comes as
Brazeway is expecting continued growth next year from two of
its key end marketsheating, ventilation and
air-conditioning components (HVAC) and automotive, Mehta
"Weve had significant
growth over the last few years. HVAC continues to transition
from copper to aluminum, and we expect that demand will
continue to go up. Were looking ahead to make sure we
have enough capacity for our current and potential customers,"
Brazeway also serves the
refrigeration appliance market, which the company expects to be
relatively flat next year, he said.