Norsk Hydro, Baltimore, MD, is organizing its extrusion operations in North America to expand its business base and create new opportunities for growth. The integration of Wells Aluminum within the Hydro Extrusion Group significantly increased the company's North American presence. Hydro estimates that by transferring their technologies and processes to the Wells plants, they can, without making additional financial investments, increase Well's production capacity significantly. To facilitate this expansion, Richard Boehman, previous executive vice president for Hydro Extrusions in Switzerland has been named to head up the North American expansion effort. He will be based in Baltimore.