The 30 million pound stretcher is a critical piece of equipment which allows Constellium to provide aluminium plate to its customers for use in a variety of industries

“Through this major investment, Constellium reinforces its position as a key supplier of advanced aluminium products and solutions for aerospace and defense, as well as other important markets,” said Christophe Villemin, President of Constellium's Global Aerospace Division.

It held a ribbon cutting ceremony at the plant where a number of local and state dignitaries attended.

The ribbon-cutting ceremony was followed by an Open House during which plant retirees and current employees were able to invite a guest to join them on a tour of the plant, see the new stretcher and reconnect with former co-workers.