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Aluminum January 31, 2019 03:30:10 PM

Matalco Announces New $80 Million Aluminum Plant in Wisconsin Rapids

Paul Ploumis
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The plant’s production capacity is estimated at more than 230 million pounds of aluminum billets.
Matalco Announces New  $80 Million Aluminum Plant in Wisconsin Rapids

SEATTLE (Scrap Monster): Brampton, Ontario-headquartered Matalco Inc. announced its plan to build a new aluminum manufacturing facility in Wisconsin Rapids.

The proposed plant will be built in Rapids East Commerce Center on the northeast side of Wisconsin Rapids, off State Highway 54, at an investment of approximately $80 million. The construction works, which may take nearly a year and a half, is expected to commence in April or May of 2019, subject to approval by city authorities. The tentative date of opening of the plant is fixed at around mid-2020.

According to company press release, the 110,000 square foot facility will be equipped with all modern technologies and equipment. The plant’s production capacity is estimated at more than 230 million pounds of aluminum billets. The long billets will be primary manufactured by melting scrap aluminum, in line with the company’s policy to use maximum volumes of recycled materials. Moreover, the facility will be designed in such a manner so as to reduce carbon emissions substantially.

Upon completion, the plant is expected to create 80 permanent full-time jobs, including skilled and unskilled workers. The salary range is projected to range between $15 per hour to $26 per hour, depending on job skills.

Robert Roscetti, Matalco's vice president of corporate development stated that the company is interested to partner with Mid-State Technical College in developing programs to train workers in central Wisconsin.

Matalco’s existing four facilities in Brampton, Ontario; Canton, Lordstown, Ohio; and Bluffton, Indiana together produce more than 1 billion pounds of aluminum per annum.