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Braidy still on track for spring groundbreaking

Braidy Industries is making significant progress on its massive aluminum rolling mill and continues to pursue a Spring groundbreaking on the facility at EastPark Industrial Center, a company vice president said Tuesday.

"We are still on track to break ground in the next couple of months," said Nathan Haney, senior vice president of government relations at Braidy, in remarks made to Ashland's Breakfast Kiwanis Club.

"We are really shooting hard for April," Haney said.

The company plans to produce lighter and stronger aluminum alloys. Braidy says on its website it will "serve the aluminum needs of the transportation industry for decades into the future" and will "be at the forefront of aluminum materials science in the 21st Century."

The company said it will manufacture an array of aluminum auto sheets as well as a 92-inch width coil. The company's plan for annual production includes 200,000 tons of series 6000 auto body sheet, 100,000 tons of series 5000 sheet and 70,000 tons of series 7000 aerospace plate, according to its website.


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