Goose Creek, South Carolina, Oct. 25, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) --
JW Aluminum, a leading domestic manufacturer of flat rolled aluminum, is investing $8.5 million to install a new tension leveling and slitting line at its Goose Creek, South Carolina facility. The new coil processing equipment, custom built by Red Bud Industries and Machine Concepts, is designed to maximize output and increase efficiency. The tension leveler will also ensure optimum material flatness. Installation begins in the third quarter of 2019 and will be fully operational by the end of 2019.

Illinois-based Red Bud Industries will manufacture the entire line with the exception of the tension leveler, which will be provided by Machine Concepts located in Minster, Ohio. Red Bud’s equipment features advanced controls and diagnostics that continuously monitor the line to ensure proper operation. The configuration of the line assures rapid coil loading, setup and threading. In addition, the line will include automation that will increase throughput and enhance the overall safety of the system. Technological innovations featured in Red Bud’s CNC Programmable Slitter allow for the quickest set up of any slitter on the market. Its “CamberTrac” system assures that camber is not cut into the coil because the slitting head automatically tracks and moves with the material.

At 84 inches wide, the new line will also accommodate the increased coil width resulting from the new melters, caster and mill that will be installed next year and fully operational in 2020 as part of the expansion currently underway at the Goose Creek, South Carolina facility.

 “This new leveling and slitting line will be one of the widest in the industry,” said Ryan Roush, Chief Commercial Officer. “We’re looking forward to installing this new line in preparation for our future state width capability in 2020 and as importantly, continuing to provide the level of flatness that is critical to our customers.”

About JW Aluminum: JW Aluminum manufactures flat-rolled aluminum products including sheet products for the building and construction markets, fin stock used by the heating and air-conditioning industry, light gauge converter foil for the flexible packaging industry, honeycomb foil for the aerospace industry, as well as other sheet and foil products. JW Aluminum operates plants in Goose Creek, South Carolina; Russellville, Arkansas; St. Louis, Missouri and Williamsport, Pennsylvania. Visit www.jwaluminum.com for more information.

Nicole Snyder
JW Aluminum
843-764-8209
nicolesnyder@jwaluminum.com