Alcoa Expands in Hungary to Make Aluminum Truck Wheels
Alcoa is investing $13 million to expand its wheel manufacturing plant in Europe. The project will help the company meet growing demand for its lightweight aluminum truck wheels. The expansion of the Szekesfehervar, Hungary, facility will enable Alcoa to double its production of Dura-Bright EVO surface-treated wheels in Europe. Construction on the production line began in January 2014, with completion scheduled for early 2015. The project will create 35 new permanent jobs and approximately 215 temporary jobs. The Dura-Bright EVO surface-treated wheel is 10 times more resistant to corrosion primarily caused by road salts and weather elements.