Inc. plans to officially break ground Aug. 29 on a project to
expand its operations in Alcoa, Tenn., a company spokesman
ceremony comes as early workengineering and site
preparationcontinues on the project, the spokesman said
aluminum producer plans to invest $275 million over the next
three years to expand and convert capacity at the rolling mill.
The project will add automotive aluminum capacity to the plant
and convert some of its can sheet capacity to high-strength
automotive aluminum production (
amm.com, May 2).
groundbreaking will be Tenn. Gov. Bill Haslam, according to his
website. Other officials have also been invited, the Alcoa
Alcoa plans to ramp up
its automotive sheet capacity ahead of expected increases in
aluminum demand from car and truck manufacturers looking to
lightweight vehicles in order to meet more stringent government
fuel economy rules.