It's part of Century Aluminum's new "Premium Products Initiative", a program to increase the percentage of molten metal produced to a premium product. The Sebree's plant expansion will allow the company to meet a growing need in the automotive body, aerospace, and construction industries for premium aluminum billet and rolling slabs.
The Sebree smelter already employs 500 workers, making it one of the largest manufacturers in the area. The nearby Century Aluminum plant in Hawesville employs another 700 workers.
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