Friday, January 16, 2015

Bonnell Aluminum Adds Anodizing Capacity

Bonnell Aluminum, a subsidiary of Tredegar Corp., announced plans to expand and upgrade its anodizing capacity to serve the commercial-architectural construction market. In response to increased demand for anodizing products, the company expects to invest approximately $5 million to expand and modernize the anodizing line at its Carthage, Tennessee, facility. The company anticipates that the upgraded line, which is planned to be fully operational in the second quarter of 2015, will increase the plant’s anodizing capacity by an additional thirty-five percent.
“Not only will we increase capacity to better service our customers’ anodizing requirements, but the upgrade in equipment will further enhance our quality and consistency,” says Ira Endres, vice president sales and marketing.

“Our 2012 acquisition of AACOA increased our expertise in the field of anodizing, particularly in terms of processes and technology,” says Brook Hamilton, president of Bonnell Aluminum. “This project will benefit from our added knowledge and will raise the bar for anodizing quality and consistency in the commercial-architectural construction market.”
Bonnell Aluminum is a subsidiary of Richmond, Virginia-based Tredegar Corp. The company produces soft- and medium-strength alloy aluminum extrusions for nonresidential building and construction, automotive and specialty markets.