Arconic Restarts Texarkana, TX, Finishing Equipment to Further Support Demand in Industrial Markets


 Global technology, engineering and advanced manufacturing leader Arconic (NYSE: ARNC) today announced a $14 million investment in its Texarkana facility to restart previously idled equipment used for finishing rolled aluminum sheet used to make industrial products. The equipment is expected to be operational by January 2019 and the investment is expected to create 35 jobs.

“This investment is a great opportunity to capture near-term opportunities in high-growth markets,” said Tim Myers, President of Arconic’s Global Rolled Products and Transportation and Construction Solutions businesses. “By restarting Texarkana’s existing equipment, we are able to quickly ramp up to provide additional value-add products for our customers.”

Engineering for the project is already underway and work is expected to begin this month. The project is expected to ramp up production in the first quarter of 2019.

Arconic has applied for incentives to support the project.  A decision is pending before the Bowie County Board of Commissioners, cities of Nash and Texarkana as well as Texarkana Community College and Texarkana Chamber of Commerce.

In September of 2015, Arconic restarted assets in the Texarkana casthouse—two casting pits which had been idled since 2009—to meet demand in the automotive industry. The facility, which currently has 80 employees, is part of Arconic’s Global Rolled Products business. The majority of the plant’s production volume has supported Arconic’s automotive business with some additional supply supporting the industrial markets.

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Arconic (NYSE: ARNC) creates breakthrough products that shape industries. Working in close partnership with our customers, we solve complex engineering challenges to transform the way we fly, drive, build and power. Through the ingenuity of our people and cutting-edge advanced manufacturing techniques, we deliver these products at a quality and efficiency that ensure customer success and shareholder value. For more information: Follow @arconic: Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, LinkedIn and YouTube.

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