Novelis invests $4.5M in Ohio plant

The investment provides greater versatility for pretreatments, improves operational efficiency and reduces costs over time, company says.

December 4, 2017
Recycling Today Staff

Novelis Inc., headquartered in Atlanta, has announced a $4.5 million manufacturing investment at its facility in Warren, Ohio, that the company says will provide more versatility for pretreatments, improve operational efficiency and reduce costs over time.

Novelis’ Warren facility has 75 employees dedicated to applying coating to rolled aluminum sheet. The sheet is then used for production of lids for the tops of aluminum beverage cans, producing enough for more than 1 billion beverage can lids each month, according to the company.

“We are thrilled to announce this local investment,” says Paul Nelson, plant manager. “Due to a steady U.S. can market and Novelis’ strong financial performance across the globe, we are making the investments necessary to sustain our operation here in Warren for many years to come.”

Novelis supplies some of the world’s most recognizable brands, including Coca-Cola, AB InBev and PepsiCo.

“I applaud Novelis for making this important investment here in Warren,” says Rep. Tim Ryan, co-chair of the House Manufacturing Caucus. “I know American manufacturing is the backbone of our economy, and I am committed to promoting and expanding this vital industry. Novelis is proof that innovative manufacturing technologies are growing right here in the Mahoning Valley and that our region is a great place to do business. I am proud to work with them and I look forward to continuing to bring business and investments into our community.”

Ohio Sen. Rob Portman says, “I am pleased that Novelis has decided to invest $4.5 million in its Warren facility, and I hope its partnership with the local community will continue to grow stronger over time.”

He adds, “Ohio’s manufacturing industry is unmatched, and this investment is a testament to the hard work and dedication of the 75 employees in Warren. In the Senate, I will continue fighting against unfair foreign trade practices to ensure Ohio manufacturers and workers can compete on a level playing field.”

“Novelis’ investment in Ohio is a testament to the strength of Ohio’s workforce,” says Ohio Sen. Sherrod Brown. “These planned improvements signal the company’s commitment to Warren and the women and men who work at the plant.”