Bonnell Aluminum, a subsidiary of Tredegar Corporation has announced the start-up of its new aluminium extrusion line at its AACOA division facility located in Niles, Michigan.

This $18-million expansion project, which includes a new 3600-ton (9-inch container) aluminium extrusion press, handling systems and ancillary equipment, as well as additional floor space to accommodate future value-added fabrication capacity, will serve the automotive and specialty markets with custom finished aluminium extrusions.

“The completion of this project marks another major milestone for our company. Demand from our customers and core markets has been strong, and we are now in a better position to meet their requirements for quality products and services,” commented Brook Hamilton, President and General Manager for Bonnell Aluminum. “The addition of this new extrusion line strengthens us on all fronts.”