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Who makes it: 11 leading sheet aluminum companies in the U.S.

Posted by IndustryNet on Friday, August 31, 2018

100000269_sheet_of_aluminumThe recent implementation of a 10-percent tariff on aluminum highlights the metal's importance to industry and particularly the significance of the sector whose products are most extensively employed: sheet aluminum.

While aluminum might most readily bring to mind the metallic sheen of foil, sheet aluminum can be anodized and dyed to produce hundreds of colors including red, gold and black. Etching of sheet aluminum will yield a matte finish. Polishing can create a mirror bright surface.

Products in this sector are used in the manufacture of cans and other packaging. Sheet aluminum is essential in the fabrication of airplane skins. Panels for both automobiles and tractor trailers are manufactured from sheet.

Using aluminum to produce lighter-weight cars reduces annual emissions of carbon dioxide by 44 million tons. Sheet aluminum can be continuously recycled, saving more than 90 percent of the energy used to produce the primary product.

The versatile commodity also finds use in cookware and appliances. The construction industry puts sheet aluminum to work in siding, roofing, awnings, gutters and even carports. Manufacturers texture aluminum sheet to resemble wood and paint it. Military grade aluminum armor plate can deflect a 50 caliber round.

State of the sector

IndustryNet has compiled data on 68 United States sheet aluminum (sheet, plate and foil) companies that provide 12,811 jobs, a decrease of 6.2 percent from a workforce of 13,661 a year ago. Average sales for the sheet aluminum industry are $5.1 billion.

The distribution of sheet aluminum plants varies by geographic region. The most substantial number, 27 and 28 are in the Midwest and the South, respectively. The Northeast follows with 12, and the West brings up the rear with 5.

The global saga of aluminum trade continues to unfold. On June 18, 2018, the United States Commerce Department issued a preliminary determination of Chinese dumping of common alloy sheet aluminum.

Tentative measures have already been established to combat the price differentials regarding domestic stock. The department will announce its final determination Oct. 30, 2018, at which time final actions will be put in place.

Top 11 sheet aluminum companiesaluminunm mold sheets

Industries utilizing sheet aluminum may be well advised to seek out domestic sources to combat supply chain uncertainty. The following 11 companies are the largest by the number of employees on-site. They illustrate the sheet aluminum products available in the United States.

1.Arconic Davenport Works employs 2,300 workers in Bettendorf, Iowa. The company produces sheet aluminum and plate for the commercial transportation, aerospace, automotive and other industrial markets.

Arconic's Micromill™ process turns out sheet aluminum that is 30 percent stronger than that currently found in many vehicles. This advanced product is also lighter and more easily formed than high strength steel.

2. A staff of 1,200 works at Constellium Holdings Muscle Shoals LLC., in Muscle Shoals, Alabama. The site also contains a recycling center. This company supplies sheet for the packaging industry, particularly beverage cans. The plant also provides sheet aluminum for use in automobile bodies.

3.Constellium Rolled Products Ravenswood LLC. provides 1,000 jobs in Ravenswood, West Virginia. The company prides itself on promoting sustainability. It has created an in-house sustainability council that involves all aspects of its business.

4. The Arconic Inc. facility in Alcoa, Tennessee, has a workforce of 950. This plant is the site of Arconic's Tennessee Operations, North. The Alcoa location has easy access to I-140. The facility is safety oriented, requiring that all trucks that transport its products maintain appropriate protections for drivers.

welder sheet aluminum5. The Novelis Inc. plant in Oswego, New York, employs 900 workers. Novelis is the largest supplier of sheet aluminum to the automotive industry. It is also the largest producer of sheet aluminum for, and biggest recycler of, beverage cans.

The company maintains a staff of scientists that work with customers to advance the design of aluminum products.

 6. The 500 employees at Durable Inc. in Wheeling, Illinois, produce Dur-O-Peg foil. Its products include aluminum bake pans, roasters, trays and holiday containers. Durable serves both the retail and foodservice markets.

 7. The 450 person workforce of Granges Americas Inc. in Huntingdon, Tennessee, also produces foil. The company is privately held. In September 2017 Granges announced that it would be investing $110 million to expand its facilities, and provide additional jobs.

 8.JW Aluminum Co. in Goose Creek, South Carolina, produces sheet aluminum. The location is home to both JW corporate headquarters and a sheet mill. The 400 employees primarily serve building, construction, transportation and distribution markets.

 9.Thermal Structures Inc. in Corona, California, produces Panduit brand removable insulation, which is dependent on the use of flexible aluminum. These wrappings can be seen on articles such as pipes. This facility provides 370 jobs.

 10.Jupiter Aluminum Corp. in Hammond, Indiana, manufactures aluminum coil, a form in which both sheet and plate can be produced. The company melts recycled aluminum to fabricate its products. Industries served by Jupiter's 290 employees include agriculture, distribution and automotive.

 11.Alcoa Inc., Warrick Opers. in Newburgh, Indiana provides sheet aluminum. The installation is an aluminum distribution center. The facility employs 275 workers.

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IndustryNet maintains updated data on over 420,000 manufacturers and suppliers. Through the use of this free online resource, customers can find sheet aluminum companies by both capabilities and location. IndustryNet listings allow users to readily obtain quotes and contact providers directly or through social media.


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