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Braidy hires contractor for aluminum mill

Friday, Aug 17, 2018

   Braidy Industries put out a press release Thursday saying it has selected a contractor for construction of its aluminum mill, which has been named Braidy Atlas.

  Braidy said it selected Kiewit as the company’s Engineering, Procurement, and Construction (“EPC”) contractor. The release identifies the mill publicly for the first time as "Braidy Atlas."
  The release did not specify exactly when construction will commence or whether Kiewit will hire local workers. The release did state that SMS Group and EBNER Industrieofenbau GmbH Construction were also selected as equipment and furnace providers. The release said first production at the mill will unfold in 2020.
  A portion of the release states:
  “We are excited to have been chosen by Braidy Industries and look forward to designing and building this important project,” said Tom Shelby, executive vice president of Kiewit Corporation. “We believe our strong safety and performance track record, as well as our extensive experience as an EPC contractor will help ensure the overall success of this landmark aluminum mill.”
  Braidy Industries and Kiewit reached an agreement to negotiate a full turnkey EPC contract reflecting Kiewit’s capabilities as one of the largest construction and engineering organizations in North America. The company offers services in a variety of markets, including transportation; oil, gas and chemical; power and water/wastewater.
  Michael Sch?fer, senior vice president of SMS, a world-recognized leader in rolling mill equipment with over 100 years of experience, said, “The SMS group is excited to help Braidy Industries set the standard for quality and efficiency in lightweight auto sheet production with this new world class facility located in the State of Kentucky.”
  The release also contains a quote from Braidy Industries Chief Executive Officer Craig Bouchard, who said:
  “I’d like to thank our partners, Kiewit, SMS and EBNER for contributing their technology and expertise to our mission of rebuilding Appalachia,” Bouchard said. “We could not have imagined a better team.”

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