Novelis will build its first automotive sheetmetal manufacturing facility in Changzou, China. The $100 million plant will have annual capacity of 132,000 tons (120,000 t) and is expected to begin operating in late 2014. Novelis says its agreement with the Changzhou National Hi-Tech District includes land-use rights to more than 160 acres (64 ha). Novelis will ship rolled aluminum coils produced at its South Korean operations to the new Chinese facility for heat treatment and finishing ...

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