Alcan Opens Automotive Aluminum Plant
Alcan (Toronto, Montreal, Canada; http://www.alcan.com) opened its automotive bumper fabricating plant in Saguenay, Quebec, to better service customer needs and promote industrial diversification in the region. At full capacity, the plant will have an annual production capacity of 1 million bumper beams. The plant represents the second step in building a new market for aluminum structural assemblies in the North American market. This effort also involves a sister plant that opened last year in Novi, Mich. The two facilities will work together as an integrated operation.