November 1, 2005
Kaiser Aluminum has announced an expansion at its Trentwood, Wash., rolling mill to address the significant growth in demand for fabricated aluminum products. The $75 million expansion is slated to proceed over the next three years with full online capacity available in 2008.
The expansion includes the addition of a thick plate stretcher, horizontal heat treat furnaces, an ultrasonic inspection system, and other ancillary equipment to complement existing capabilities for light gauge plate and sheet at the facility. The new equipment will enable Kaiser to supply heavy gauge heat treat stretched plate in thicknesses of up to 8-10 inches.
The Trentwood facility provides heat treat aluminum sheet and plate. The plant employs approximately 600 people.