Novelis Inc. breaks ground and begins construction of a $2.5 billion recycling and rolling plant in Bay Minette, Alabama.
The highly advanced facility is expected to create up to 1,000 new jobs and produce 600 kilotonnes of finished aluminum per year, with a focus on the flexible beverage container market for automotive production. We have production capacity. It will also add a new beverage can recycling center that, when fully operational, will increase the company’s recycling capacity by 15 billion cans per year.
Novelis leaders, Gov. Kay Ivey, Rep. Jerry Kahl, CSX and Alabama Power officials, and several local officials have announced that Novelis’ $2.50 low-carbon Groundbreaking ceremony for aluminum recycling and rolling plant.
President and CEO Steve Fisher said: of Novelis. “We are especially proud to celebrate the groundbreaking of this state-of-the-art facility on National Manufacturing Day, which highlights the exciting career opportunities available in this industry.”
Novelis has hired a core leadership team to lead the multi-year effort to build the facility. The company is also actively seeking public positions in engineering, maintenance, finance, human resources and IT. Interested candidates should visit novelis.com/careers to search for open positions or submit a resume for consideration.
Site works such as earthwork, excavation and piling are also underway. Over the next three months, Novelis will expand his infrastructure on the site with the utilities he needs to build two new roads and start building construction. Commissioning of the facility is scheduled for mid-2025. The company selected a major engineering firm as its site layout, engineering and construction contractor, an Alabama-based firm as its earthwork contractor, and several manufacturing equipment providers that have long-standing relationships with Novelis worldwide. .
said Tom Boney, executive vice president and president of Novelis North America. “We aim to contribute to the local economy, improve the quality of life for our residents at every step, and become an integral part of this community.
“We are grateful for the support we have received from the state, Baldwin County, Bay Minnette and other partners in building a home here in Alabama,” he added.
At the groundbreaking ceremony, Boney announced the company’s plans to invest $150,000 in nonprofits in southern Alabama over the next six months. Novelis also partnered with the Mobile Coca-Cola Bottling Company to encourage attendees to recycle beverage cans and cups at the event. To encourage recycling throughout the community, Novelis has launched a partnership with Baldwin County to provide recycling bins and education at all county-owned buildings. The company plans to invest in additional opportunities to encourage and encourage people in Alabama to recycle more often.
Novelis welcomed nearly 200 attendees to this landmark ceremony, including Governor Kay Ivey, Congressman Jerry Carle, and local leaders and community representatives.