Aluminum castings maker Ellwood Engineered Castings will begin operating its aluminum furnace in August.
In a video interview with local media recently, Jeff Nicol, vice president of technical sales at Ellwood said that the foundry, whose construction was first announced in 2018, would use aluminum scrap like wheels and sheet as raw material to make the castings. Moreover, according to media reports, apart from the main production furnace the Hubbard, Ohio based plant includes two pre-melt furnaces for large aluminum ingots.
The castings prepared at this foundry will be supplied to the aerospace and automotive industries. The company completed its first test run in June with the casting of 14-inch round aluminum rods.