Manufacturing Facility in East Alton, Illinois Undergoes 0M Renovation and Expansion

Wieland, a leading supplier of copper and copper alloy solutions, has recently kicked off a major renovation and expansion project at its manufacturing facility in East Alton, Illinois. The 0 million project aims to enhance the capacity and quality of copper production at the historic facility, which dates back to 1916.

The first phase of the modernization project involves upgrading the building foundations to accommodate new equipment and installing an overhead crane for equipment setting. Additionally, Wieland will be making improvements to various facilities, including the furnace, re-cooling system, distribution switchgear, superstructure, and controls/commissioning. Once completed, the building structure will boast metal siding and roofing supported by heavy structural steel.

Greg Keown, president of Wieland’s rolled products North America division, emphasized the importance of this project in supporting the energy transition. He stated, “With copper playing a crucial role in the energy transition, this initiative positions Wieland as a provider of sustainable solutions to meet our customers’ evolving needs.”

The project team comprises general contractors Graycor Construction Co. and Helmkamp Construction Co., along with design firms Vestal Corp. and Salas O’Brien. While a specific timeline for completion has not been disclosed, the project is expected to significantly enhance Wieland’s manufacturing capabilities.

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