NASH, Texas — After closing down in 2009 due to weaknesses in the alloy markets, Alcoa is reopening its plant in Nash, creating 80 full-time jobs.
The plant will be part of Alcoa’s Global Rolled Products business and should open in the first half of 2016. Alcoa is investing $6 million to restart two casting pits at the facility, with slab production expected to begin in the first half of 2016.
About 80 full-time positions are expected to be created by 2016. Aluminum slab produced at Texarkana will be shipped to Alcoa’s rolling mills in Davenport, Iowa, and Lancaster, Pennsylvania, where it will be turned into aluminum sheet.