Tag: Aluminum


Owl’s Head Alloys Will Invest Over $29M In Mississippi

April 1, 2024

Via: Business Facilities Magazine

Aluminum processing company Owl’s Head Alloys (OHA) will invest $29.245 million to locate operations in Clay County, Mississippi. The project will create 68 new jobs. “On behalf of the Owl’s Head Alloys team, I would like to thank Governor Reeves, […]

Process, Production

Global Sheet Metal Fabrication Services Industry

September 10, 2020

Via: PR Newswire

Amid the COVID-19 crisis, the global market for Sheet Metal Fabrication Services estimated at US$3.8 Billion in the year 2020, is projected to reach a revised size of US$4.3 Billion by 2027, growing at a CAGR of 2% over the […]

Industry Focus Areas, Motorized Vehicle

Elon Musk’s lofty Tesla goals made this supplier recoil at risk

September 6, 2018

Via: Automotive News

MEXICO CITY — A little more than two years ago, Elon Musk and other Tesla Inc. executives met with a Mexican auto-parts supplier to discuss an opportunity some companies would kill for. For some time, Tesla had been evaluating Nemak […]

Logistics, Process

America’s Largest Aluminum Maker Is Getting Hit by US Tariffs

July 19, 2018

Via: Industry Week

U.S. aluminum tariffs that were meant to protect the industry from foreign competitors are instead taking a bite out of the earnings of the nation’s largest producer. Alcoa Corp. lowered its 2018 profit projection as tariffs on imported aluminum present […]

Logistics, Process, Regulations

Bar for tariff exclusions will be set high by U.S.

March 15, 2018

Via: Automotive News

WASHINGTON — Automakers and other businesses that want to win exclusions from President Trump’s planned tariffs on imported steel and aluminum will face a high bar set by the U.S. Commerce Department, The Wall Street Journal reported on Thursday. The […]

Design & Planning, Process

Steel and Aluminum Tariffs Will Help Rebuild American Manufacturing

March 7, 2018

Via: Industry Week

There has been quite a furor in financial and political circles since President Trump announced the that he would impose tariffs on steel and aluminum imports from all countries. There has been an outcry that it would raise consumer prices, […]

Process, Quality Control, Regulations

Kobe Steel Blames Plant Managers for Quality Control Scandal

November 10, 2017

Via: The New York Times

TOKYO — When a roll of aluminum produced at a Kobe Steel factory fell short of customers’ exacting demands for qualities like strength, plant managers were supposed to make a painful but necessary decision: Start again and make a new, […]

Process, Production

Aluminum dreams face a capacity reality

August 2, 2016

Via: Automotive News

The good news for an industry counting on aluminum to help make vehicles lighter is that aluminum suppliers are spending to create new capacity. The bad news? The capacity is already gobbled up. North American suppliers of sheet aluminum are […]

Process, Production

Second-Biggest Aluminum Maker Sees Chinese Exports Slowing

May 11, 2016

Via: Industry Week

China, maker of about half the world’s aluminum, will export less in 2016 as output expands at the slowest pace in five years and a price rebound fails to spur substantial smelter restarts, according to United Co. Rusal, the biggest […]