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Aluminum Rolled Products Manufacturer Selects Hazelett Casting Process
Hazelett will supply JW Aluminum with twin-belt casting machines for its expanded facility
COLCHESTER, Vt.–Hazelett Corporation recently confirmed that JW Aluminum will be using its Hazelett® Twin-belt Continuous Casting Process at its Mount Holly flat rolled aluminum plant in Goose Creek, South Carolina, where construction of a 220,000-square-foot expansion is currently underway. (See JW Aluminum Begins Expansion of South Carolina Manufacturing Facility.)
The Hazelett® Model AS2000 casting machine is capable of producing 2000 mm wide strip at approximately 50 metric tons per hour. Its alloy capabilities include the 1XXX, 3XXX, 5XXX, and 6XXX series.
"This new facility will be a model for the most cost-effective and energy-efficient sheet production in North America," said David Hazelett, president of Hazelett Corporation, in a press release. "And, it will significantly ease the projected shortage of aluminum coil in the United States."
JW Aluminum (www.jwaluminum.com) manufactures specialty flat-rolled aluminum products, including bare and painted sheet products for the building and construction markets; fin stock used by the heating and cooling industry; light gauge converter foil for the flexible packaging industry; and honeycomb foil for the aerospace industry.
"JW Aluminum's commitment to building the world's best casting and rolling facility has been reflected in their intensive planning efforts. We are excited to be a part of this project," Hazelett said.
Hazelett Corporation (www.hazelett.com), a fourth generation family-owned company located in Colchester, Vermont, said that it is committed to increasing the productivity and energy efficiency of the world's metals industry through innovation in its continuous metals casting machines. A pioneer in the area of twin-belt casting, Hazelett designs, manufactures, installs, and services its Hazelett twin-belt continuous casting machines worldwide. In addition to offering in-house engineering, manufacturing, R&D, and technical services, the company is engaged in research, engineering, design, testing, and the manufacture of its twin-belt casters, related equipment, and parts.
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