(AMM) Matalco lifts capacity at Canton, Ohio aluminum billet casting plant

Matalco Inc. has more than doubled capacity at the former Thakar Aluminum Corp. billet casting facility in Canton, Ohio, since taking control of the cash-strapped operation at the start of June.

The casting facility, which has a total capacity of some 100 to 110 million pounds, is operating at about 75-percent capacity, Matalco's director of sales and marketing Brian Muirhead told AMM, compared with the 35-percent capacity level logged at the time of the asset sale.

"We are in the process of ramping it up to full capacity," Muirhead said. "We're right now filling manpower positions, supervisory positions, and when those are full, we expect to be at full capacity."

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Anne Riley

July 06, 2010

20:18 GMT

New York