JW Aluminum has started the expansion of its Mount Holly flat rolled aluminium plant in Goose Creek, South Carolina.
This project will enhance the company’s capability to serve its primary end markets. The construction is underway and expected to be complete in early 2020. The construction includes a new 220,000 sq. foot building and the installation of state-of-the-art equipment (e.g. Hazelett’s twin-belt continuous casting process), ultimately resulting in 79,380 tonnes of new capacity. As part of the expansion, JW Aluminum is adding 50 new jobs to its workforce and is currently recruiting skilled operators, industrial and electrical technicians, maintenance mechanics and engineers.
There will be no interruption to current Mount Holly production during the construction period. The project represents the most significant capital investment in domestic continuous cast technologies and capabilities since 2001.
The project is being financed through the recent notes offering completed by JW Aluminum Continuous Cast Company, the parent of JW Aluminum. “This expansion has been years in the making and its undertaking would not be possible without the team’s depth of experience, a highly engaged workforce, local and national government support and our stakeholders’ commitment to our industry,” said CEO Stan Brant.