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Ford Stamping Plant Aids in Aluminum Recycling

Ford Stamping Plant Aids in Aluminum Recycling

Wednesday, February 12, 2003
 
Rather than sell its recovered aluminum stamping scrap on the general scrap market, at diminished quality and value, the Ford Motor Company stamping plant in Chicago, IL, now returns the scrap back to an Alcan Inc. plant in Oswego, NY, for reuse as auto-body sheet. It’s the first “closed-loop” recycling program for aluminum sheet scrap in North America, according to an article in Aluminum Now. The Ford plant stamps 1.3 million aluminum hoods for the Explorer, F-150 and Ranger, and the Lincoln Town Car, and is the firm’s highest-volume user of aluminum sheet. To segregate the scrap, it invested $400,000 to modify its separation system.

 

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