Alum Producer Purchases Heat Treating Equipment to Boost Greenfield Expansion


Source: Light Metal Age


A leading producer a state-of-the-art aluminum extrusion and forging grade billet and rolling ingot slabs with four plants in North America recently entered into an agreement with a thermal equipment supplier based in St. Louis, Missouri, for the supply of several furnaces in support of the company’s greenfield expansion in Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin.

Robert Roscetti, Vice-President of Corporate Development, Matalco Inc. / Photo credit: Light Metal Age

Matalco Inc., which has facilities in Canton, Ohio; Lordstown, Ohio; Bluffton, Indiana; and Brampton, Ontario, ordered from Gillespie & Powers Inc. one 115,000 lb tilting melting furnace, one 115,000 lb tilting holding furnace, three 120,000 lb batch homogenizing ovens, and two 120,000 lb. batch coolers with charging car, and related equipment.

“We are excited about our new partnership with Gillespie & Powers Inc. for the complete furnace equipment installation and commissioning for our new Wisconsin Rapids plant,” said Robert Roscetti, Vice-President of Corporate Development, Matalco Inc. “It represents a major step forward in the construction of Matalco’s new facility, which is on schedule for first production in 2020.”


Read more: “Matalco Orders New Furnaces and Equipment for Latest Greenfield Site in Wisconsin”


Main image credit/caption: Light Metal Age / The furnace pictured is a tilting melter in the up position of the type that will be delivered to Matalco Wisconsin.

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