Atlanta’s rolled and recycled aluminium firm Novelis Inc. hosted a ribbon-cutting event at its facility in Warren, Ohio after the completion of a US$4.5-million upgrade to the plant’s equipment.
The investment, which was announced in November 2017, included improvements that will allow the facility greater versatility in pretreatments, an improvement in operational efficiency, and reductions in cost over the long term.
“It is an exciting day for our facility as we complete this upgrade,” opined plant manager Paul Nelson in a statement. “We are committed to shaping a sustainable world together, and this investment allows us to sustain our business here in Warren for many years to come.”
The plant in northeast Ohio employs 75 workers and produces coatings for aluminium beverage cans. As currently configured, the facility is able to produce over 1 billion aluminium beverage can lids for buyers including Coca-Cola, AB InBev, and PepsiCo.
Novelis is a subsidiary of Mumbai’s Hindalco Industries Ltd. Based in Atlanta, the firm accounts for almost half of Hindalco’s consolidated revenue. The world’s largest recycler of aluminium, Novelis conducts operations in ten different countries, employs around eleven thousand people, and reported US$10 billion in revenue for the most recent fiscal year.