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Novelis will build automotive sheet mill in Kentucky

January 23, 2018 -  Novelis Inc. plans to build a $300 million automotive aluminum sheet manufacturing facility in Guthrie, Kentucky. The greenfield facility, with an annual capacity of 200,000 metric tons, will include heat treatment and pre-treatment lines, which prepare aluminum for use in vehicle parts such as body-in-white, hoods, doors, lift gates and fenders.

The company expects to break ground in early spring and create approximately 125 jobs at the new facility, which is slated to open in 2020.

This investment is the latest addition to Novelis' network of automotive finishing lines. "Aluminum is a growing material of choice for the automotive industry worldwide as auto manufacturers continue to demand more and more aluminum to produce lighter, safer and stronger cars, trucks and SUVs," said Steve Fisher, president and CEO of Novelis.

The new facility will be in close proximity to Logan Aluminum Inc., a Novelis joint venture in Russellville, Kentucky, and several nearby auto assembly plants.

More than 200 different vehicle models on the road today feature Novelis aluminum, including FCA, Ford, GM, Jaguar Land Rover and Toyota.

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