Today Alcoa celebrated the groundbreaking of construction for its new $90 million aluminum lithium facility in Lafayette, IN. Alcoa is the world’s leading producer of primary and fabricated aluminum.
The new state-of-the-art facility will be an 115,000 square foot expansion capable of producing more than 20,000 metric tons of aluminum lithium. The new facility will create approximately 75 high-value jobs, with an additional 150 jobs created during the construction.
Alcoa’s decision to invest in a new facility is a perfect example of how manufacturers are leading innovation here in the United States. Manufacturers are driving our economic recovery and it’s great to see manufacturers continue to expand and create new jobs.
What manufacturers need now is more pro-growth policies from Washington that will allow companies to invest in new facilities such as this and employ more workers. We need more stories like today’s groundbreaking of Alcoa’s new facility. Such projects will ensure that the U.S. remains competitive in the global manufacturing economy.
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