Kobe Aluminum to expand in Kentucky

May 21, 2013

Kobe Aluminum Automotive Products (KAAP) LLC has begun construction on an 87,000-sq.-ft. expansion to its advanced manufacturing facility in Bowling Green, Ky., representing $66 million of new capital investment and the addition of 100 new full-time employees.

The addition makes room for new furnaces and casting machines, forging presses, and advanced processes used to produce precision aluminum components for the automobile industry, such as fully forged aluminum suspension systems for fuel-efficient, low-emission cars.

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