Aluminum Manufacturer Invests $40M to Expand Van Buren Township Facility


Amsterdam-based Constellium, a manufacturer of aluminum products for the automotive and aerospace industries, today unveiled an expanded plant in Van Buren Township to meet the increased demand for aluminum in the automotive industry. The expansion costs $40 million and will add more than 200 jobs to the 170 current workforce.

“(The facility’s) proximity to the automotive industry in Detroit enables us to work closely with our OEM customers and suppliers to ensure our products meet customized, precise specifications and performance expectations,” says Eric Krepps, general manager of automotive structures for North America.

The 210,000 square foot expansion project, which began in May 2014, will offer more space to manufacture aluminum products, such as fender and bumpers for clients such as Ford Motor Co., BMW, and Chrysler, among others. 

Constellium recently began working with Ford Motor Co. to supply components for the all-new Ford F-150 all-aluminum body pickup truck. The Ford F-150 uses aluminum alloy as a build material.