Century Aluminum Sebree LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Century Aluminum Co., announced two expansion programs at its Sebree, Ky., smelter that will increase the smelter’s production of both value-added and secondary aluminum. The programs, which are expected to be completed in the first quarter of 2019, will improve the smelter’s product mix by adding approximately 90,000 metric tons of additional billet production to the Sebree casthouse and increase the smelter’s overall output by adding 20,000 metric tons of additional secondary (scrap reprocessing) capacity.

Sebree is now expected to produce approximately 230,000 metric tons of aluminum (both primary and secondary) products in 2019, including approximately 175,000 metric tons of billet. As a result of the programs, Sebree plans to add nearly 50 new employees. According to Century Aluminum, the programs demonstrate its confidence in the future of the U.S. aluminum industry and should ensure the continued competitiveness of these plants well into the future.