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Arconic Expands Blount County, Tennessee, Operations

Aluminum manufacturer Arconic is expanding its operations in Blount County, Tennessee. The project is expected to create 200 new jobs.

The company is investing more than $100 million to support recently announced expanded capacity for manufacturing industrial and can sheet at its Alcoa facility, where it has operated for more than 100 years.

“This expansion enables Arconic to help meet the strong customer demand for industrial products and can sheet. As consumers are moving away from plastics for more sustainable products, infinitely recyclable aluminum is the perfect solution. We appreciate the state’s continued support which enables us to create more jobs and advance economic growth in Tennessee, where we’ve been proudly operating for more than 100 years,” Nandu Srinivasan, president of Arconic Global Rolled Products, North America said.

A leading provider of aluminum sheet, plate and extruded products for the ground transportation, aerospace, packaging and industrial markets, Arconic is also a key supplier to the building and construction market, providing architects and builders with innovative products and systems to create high-performing buildings.

“Arconic’s investment of more than $100 million is excellent news for Alcoa and Blount County. Our job at TNECD is to support high-quality job growth across the state, and we thank Arconic for its ongoing commitment and investment in East Tennessee,” added TNECD Commissioner Bob Rolfe. Originally founded as Alcoa, the company has origins going back more than 120 years. Alcoa supplied aluminum for many notable moments in American history, including providing aluminum parts for the Wright Brothers’ airplane in Kitty Hawk, North Carolina, paving the way for modern aerospace.

“TVA congratulates Arconic on its decision to expand operations and create job opportunities and investment in Blount County. Helping to support companies, like Arconic, create quality jobs and investment in the Valley is fundamental to TVA’s mission of service and we are proud to partner with the Blount Partnership and Tennessee Department of Economic and Community Development to help further that mission and celebrate this announcement together,” John Bradley, TVA senior vice president of Economic Development said.

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