June 2005
Metal Center News;Jun2005, Vol. 45 Issue 7, p87
Trade Publication
The article reports that Aluminum Co. of America (Alcoa) will close its Hawesville, Kentucky, automotive casting facility by the end of 2005. The plant closing, which will affect 158 people, is a result of excess capacity in Alcoa's automotive castings manufacturing system. Allen Zwierzchowski, president of Alcoa Automotive Castings, explains that the facility is operating at less than 20 percent of its capacity. Meanwhile, in Europe, Alcoa's AFL Automotive business has opened a new development center. The facility in Czech Republic will design and develop high-quality automotive electric and electronic distribution systems for European automakers.


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