Alcoa recently received 650 tons of parts that it needs to rebuild the giant press at its Cleveland Works in Cuyahoga Heights, Ohio. The 50,000-ton press, which was idled by stress fractures in its base in 2008, makes parts for jet fighters and other aircraft. The parts, delivered by barge on the Cuyahoga River, were two 240-ton castings that will make up the base of the refurbished machine and two 85-ton stools to support new parts.
Last year, Alcoa announced a $68 million plan, which included state and local tax breaks and other incentives, to rebuild the press. The company expects the rebuilt press to go into service late next year.
Parts Arrive for Alcoa Cleveland Press Rebuild
August 24, 2010