A firm that develops innovative, aluminum products for a broad scope of markets and applications, including aerospace, automotive and packaging, Constellium N.V. unveiled its newly expanded plant in Van Buren, Michigan. The 210,000 square foot expansion project doubled plant manufacturing capacity for a total $40 million investment.
This state-of-the-art facility produces customized automotive structures and features advanced prototyping and development capabilities, company officials said.
"Constellium is making extensive investments across the United States both in automotive structural parts and Body-in-White," said Pierre Vareille, CEO of Constellium. "Through the newly expanded Van Buren plant we are now well-positioned to take full advantage of the growing automotive demand for aluminum structures in North America."
"Van Buren is an ideal location," said Paul Warton, President of Constellium's Automotive Structures and Industry business unit. "Its proximity to the automotive industry in Detroit enables us to work closely with our OEM customers and suppliers to ensure our products meet customized, precise specifications and performance expectations." Constellium's expansion in Van Buren has created over 200 new jobs, enabling the industrial facility to reach a total of 370 full-time employees.