Alcoa plant adding jobs
Posted: Tuesday, May 7, 2013 12:00 am
Officials with Alcoa have announced the company will expand its rolling mill in Alcoa to meet the growing demand for light, durable and recyclable aluminum sheet for automotive production.
The expansion at Alcoa’s facility in Blount County represents a $275 million investment over the next three years and will add 200 permanent full-time jobs upon completion, as well as 400 jobs during the construction phase, according to a news release from Gov. Bill Haslam and state Economic and Community Development Commissioner Bill Hagerty.
“I want to thank Alcoa for its new investment in East Tennessee and for 100 years of incredible service in Blount County,” Gov. Haslam said.
“Innovation drives economic development, and Alcoa’s adaptability and growth over the past 100 years in our state is an ideal example of what can be achieved,” Hagerty said.
The project will convert some of the plant’s can sheet capacity to high-strength automotive aluminum capacity, as well as install incremental automotive capacity.