JW Aluminum flagged off production at its $255mn hot rolling mill installed by Tenova on Nov 3.
The company originally declared its plans to expand the Mount Holly plant in Goose Creek, South Carolina back in 2018. According to the aluminum maker, the expansion will add almost 80,000mt of yearly capacity to the plant and increase its workforce by 50.
The new roll grinding machine and roll shop equipment installed by Tenova is housed in a 220,000 sqft. facility at Mount Holly. Local authorities estimate JW’s total cost of expansion at $255mn, making it one of the largest investments in the region.
JW’s original plant has an annual capacity of producing about 108,000mt in aluminum rolled products. Apart from this facility, JW also operates plants in Arkansas and Pennsylvania. The company now has a combined capacity of 242,600mt per year.