NEW YORK Owls Head
Alloys Inc. is adding a secondary aluminum ingot casting line
at its Bowling Green, Ky., facility as it seeks to boost its
The new ingot line will have a
production capacity of 3 million pounds per month, with
potential to expand, Owls Head president David Bradford
told AMM, adding that the line is expected to be
complete by "late spring."
The company will continue to
make 380-specification aluminum sow in addition to
380-specification ingot, Bradford said.
"Weve been doing
automotive sow for a while now, so this just gives us the
opportunity to process more metal," he said.
While the line will primarily
handle the requirements of "current tolling customers ...
were always looking for new business," Bradford
One current tolling customer
told AMM that it plans to shift about 1 million pounds
per month of business to Owls Head this year after
reviewing positive reports from its own customer base on the
quality of alloys produced at the companys facility.
Owls Head has expanded
rapidly since its founding in 2002, and in 2010 it completed a
$3-million expansion that included the addition of a new rotary
amm.com, March 4, 2010).
Editor's note: This story was updated on Jan. 8,
2013. Due to a reporting error, it had incorrectly stated
the production capacity of Owls Head Alloys'
new secondary aluminum ingot line.