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Alcoa to Expand Howmet Facility (12/5/06)

December 5, 2006
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Alcoa will invest more than $6 million to expand core manufacturing capabilities at its Howmet Product and Services’ Morristown, Tenn., operation. Construction for the 16,000-square-foot addition to the plant began in November. According to Matt Kilgore, manufacturing manager at the Alcoa Howmet facility, the addition will be completed in mid-2007 and become fully operational by the end of the year.

“We are installing a high-temperature tunnel kiln that will exceed the capacity of our existing kiln by approximately 10%. The expansion will also include a full complement of new prebake ovens, computerized numerical control (CNC) machines and Tempcraft presses. Aerospace customers are placing unprecedented demands on our capacity; relieving that constraint on our current kiln is the most effective way to support customers’ growth opportunities,” said Kilgore.

Expanding the facility’s capability to produce alumina core bodies is expected to enable the organization to respond in a timely manner to current and estimated future demand. Additional information is available at www.alcoa.com.


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