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Jupiter Aluminum Corporation

a lot of determination to fix all these
issues. "Twenty-five years later, the
company's debut is only a memory,
but it reminds the senior employees
of the amazing progress achieved."

Three Plants
The company has grown and its operations occupy three main plants. The
first of these is in Hammond, Ind.,
where it performs melting, casting,

Midwest

cold rolling, annealing (heating and
cooling to create toughness), tension leveling and finishing processes.
About 90 percent of the raw material is aluminum scrap coming from
street-collected and industrial scrap.
The Hammond plant produces aluminum coils and runs 24/7. The only
time it shuts down is for its annual
maintenance, which lasts for about 20
days. The facility sits on 25 acres and
spans 600,000 square feet, all under
one roof.
"There is something magical about
transforming aluminum scrap into
shiny coils," Paul-Henri Chevalier,
president of the company says. "Enormous pay-loaders grab specific series
of scrap and charge them in the furnaces." Each of the three melting furnaces accommodates 260,000 pounds
of molten aluminum at 1,450F.
The liquid aluminum is con-

the 600,000-square-foot
facility in hammond,
ind., produces aluminum
coils 24/7.

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