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Magna To Invest $60 million to Expand Aluminum Casting facility in Alabama

Magna To Invest $60 million to Expand Aluminum Casting facility in Alabama

Introduction:

Magna is expanding operations to add aluminum casting capabilities at its Kamtek facility in Birmingham, Alabama, to continue helping automakers address global demand for decreased carbon dioxide emissions and improved fuel economy through vehicle lightweighting.

Features:

The new facility will be construct under 150,000-square-foot which feature a manufacturing process – high-pressure aluminum casting – that further enables Magna to provide vehicle lightweighting and part-reduction solutions for customers. The new capabilities improve upon traditional steel multi-piece welded assemblies, which can take upwards of 12 stampings to produce one structural component. High-pressure aluminum casting allows production of full structures in one piece, reducing vehicle mass without compromising performance, structural integrity or safety.

"We remain focused on lightweighting to help improve fuel economy while decreasing vehicle emissions over time," said John Farrell, president of Cosma International, Magna's body and chassis operating unit. "The Kamtek expansion demonstrates our dedication to meeting these challenges head-on through leading-edge manufacturing processes that streamline vehicle weight reduction for our customers."

The new facility will create more than 100 Jobs.

Specification:

Name Magna
Location Alabama
Type Expansion
Estimated Cost $60 Million

 

Source:magna.com

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