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Vista Metals Launches $30 Million Expansion

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Vista Metals Georgia has broken ground on a new $30 million expansion project at its Adairsville manufacturing facility. This expansion follows the completion and launch of its sixth casthouse in the spring of 2021 and represents the second phase of the company’s nearly $100 million long-range capital plan, which includes the installation of its seventh aluminum cast-house, melting furnaces, homogenizing ovens and support equipment.

The new casthouse expansion project will simultaneously occur alongside the building of a new finishing facility, which will support downstream processing and value-added products serving the aerospace extrusion, forging and rolling markets. The expansion projects are expected to be fully operational sometime in 2024.

“Vista’s continued investments further demonstrate the commitment we have to our customers and the market space. This current expansion, combined with our long-range plan, which calls for the eventual installation of cast-houses 8 and 9, will strive to ensure there is sufficient casting and finishing capacity to support a recovering market for now and into the future,” said Andrew Primack, president of Vista Metals Georgia.

Vista Metals Georgia operates under a licensing agreement with Fontana, Calif.-based Vista Metals Corp. Along with Vista Progressive Metals, a producer of aluminum lithium products, the three companies are leaders in the manufacturing of specialty aluminum products supporting aerospace, commercial aircraft, defense, automotive, and general industrial applications.