Alcoa Breaks Ground on Tennessee Auto Expansion
Alcoa broke ground on a $275 million expansion of its Tennessee Operations to meet growing aluminum demand for auto production. Once completed, the expansion will create an additional 200 full-time jobs by mid-2015. In addition, an incremental 400 construction jobs will be created at the plant. The previously announced expansion will convert some of the plant’s can sheet capacity to high-strength automotive aluminum capacity, as well as install incremental automotive capacity. The Tennessee expansion is the second major automotive expansion by Alcoa in North America to meet automakers’ demand. A $300 million expansion of Alcoa’s Davenport, Iowa, plant has already begun.