Canadian Metals Company Expands to U.S.

A Canadian manufacturer of extruded, fabricated, and anodized aluminum recently unveiled plans to expand to the US Midwest.

Extrusion (Source: Dajcor Aluminum)

Extrusion (Source: Dajcor Aluminum)

Dajcor Aluminum announced a financial commitment to locate their first U.S. aluminum extrusion operation near Hazard, Kentucky, where they plan to hire 265 full-time employees.

Mike Kilby, President, Dajcor Aluminum (Source: Dajcor Aluminum)

Mike Kilby, President, Dajcor Aluminum (Source: Dajcor Aluminum)

Located within a 500 mile radius of several major U.S. markets, the Hazard facility will increase Dajcor’s potential to expand their extrusion supply capacity to a wide range of North American industries, including automotive, light rail transit, marine, construction, transportation, office furniture, lighting, military, and renewable energy.

With 300,000 square feet of manufacturing space at the eastern Kentucky operation, Dajcor intends to be in a position to supply extruded and fabricated aluminum components by the end of 2019.

“We are excited to get going on this expansion project for Dajcor,” said Mike Kilby, president and CEO of Dajcor. “This project will not only expand our capacity but also our geographic reach as our first manufacturing facility in the USA. Perry County, in Eastern Kentucky, offers a ready workforce as well as excellent state-of-the-art fabrication training facilities within the area. This fits well with our ‘All Under One Roof’ aluminum extrusion and fabrication business model” (Source: Hal Rogers).

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