Wieland, Copper-Alloy Supplier, Announces IL $500 Million Expansion

January 30, 2024

Wieland, a global supplier of copper and copper alloys, announces plans for a $500 million investment to re-equip, expand and modernize its East Alton, IL facility. The investment is subject to state and local incentives approval.

The comprehensive expansion project is intended to signify Wieland’s commitment to technological advancement, long-term sustainability, and its customer base in North America, according to officials from the 200-yr.-old company.

The project includes installation of an additional state-of-the-art hot rolling mill that will allow Wieland to increase and improve production of critical copper and copper-alloy components used in advanced energy properties such as electric vehicles (EVs), EV charging infrastructure and renewable energy production. By significantly expanding the capabilities of the 100-yr.-old facility, Wieland aims to amplify its operational efficiency and deliver higher standards of quality and reliability for its portfolio of copper and copper-alloy rolled-product solutions.

"Copper is not only integral to the energy transition, it is the foundation of a sustainable future,” says Dr. Erwin Mayr, Wieland chief executive officer. The investment is designed to position Wieland’s leadership in North American rolled products and underscore its commitment to the revitalization of American manufacturing. 

Technologies: Materials


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