Amsterdam rolled and extruded aluminium leader Constellium N.V.’s aluminium rolling facility in Muscle Shoals, Alabama was recognized as the state’s Large Manufacturer of the Year for 2020.
The firm noted that the award, which is given by the Business Council of Alabama and the Alabama Technology Network, was instituted to recognize manufacturers in the state that show superior performance in “customer focus, employee commitment, operating excellence, continuous improvement, profitable growth, and investment in training and retraining employees.”
President of Constellium’s Muscle Shoals and Bowling Green plants Chris Smith credited the hard work and dedication of the site’s over 1,200 employees for the award.
“We are proud and grateful for this award, which is a true testament to the outstanding journey and performance of our Muscle Shoals’ facility. This recognition is a result of our employees’ hard work and our steadfast commitment to excellence, which has allowed us to build strong relationships with our customers, suppliers and community. We look forward to continuing to grow in Alabama.”
The Muscle Shoals plant is among Constellium’s largest. It produces rolled aluminium sheet for beverage cans and auto body sheet substrate. The plant also recycles aluminium beverage cans and automotive parts. The site is also home to the widest strip mill in the country as well as housing “Element 13,” a recycling facility with the capacity to recycle around 20 billion aluminium beverage cans per annum.
Constellium, based in Amsterdam, was founded 1855 as Henri Merle et Compagnie and subsequently renamed Pechiney in 1950. Pechiney was purchased by Alcan in 2003, which was purchased by Rio Tinto in 2007. In 2011 Rio Tinto sold Alcan Engineered Products to Apollo Management (51%) and FSI (10%). Constellium produces rolled and extruded aluminium products from various alloys, bringing in €5.9 billion of revenue in 2019.