Hydro to add operations in Phoenix
LINTHICUM, Md., Aug. 3, 2012 /PRNewswire/ — Hydro is making adjustments to the structure of its aluminum extrusion network in the United States. The company has today announced it will bring new fabrication activities to its plant in Arizona.
Hydro announced in January that it had expanded its aluminum fabrication services in the U.S. with new operations, technical competence and increased customer support.
At its plant in Phoenix, the company has added 60,000 square feet of manufacturing space dedicated to fabrication, including CNC machining and product assembly, and has doubled its number of engineers for customer and operational support.
Hydro employs over 200 people in Phoenix, handling extrusion, drawn tube and aluminum remelt activities. The integration of the new operations is underway.
“The move will help secure the jobs at the plant and add new jobs, but the number is unclear at this point,” says Dionne. “Our intention is to create an integrated fabrication center of excellence in Phoenix for the years to come.”
With the addition of this new fabrication center, Hydro will let a previous agreement with The Offshore Group expire at the end of this year. The agreement covers metal fabrication work that Hydro has been contracting from a facility in Guaymas, Mexico.
Hydro is a global supplier of aluminum and aluminum products. Based in Norway, the company employs 23,000 people in 40 countries and has activities on all continents. Rooted in a century of experience in renewable energy production, technology development and progressive partnerships, Hydro is committed to strengthening the viability of the customers and communities we serve.
In North America, Hydro is a leading provider of extruded aluminum solutions, including supply sourcing, extrusion, finishing, and fabrication of components, as well as contract manufacturing services, for a variety of industries. For more information, please visit www.hydro.com/northamerica.