At our facility in Lewisport, Kentucky, we offer state-of-the-art auto body sheet production. We completed a $600 million expansion that added heat treatment and finishing capabilities in order to produce wide aluminum auto body sheet. That has positioned Commonwealth to elevate its level of service and value to North American automotive manufacturers as they pursue broader aluminum use in the production of lighter, more fuel-efficient vehicles. According to a 2020 report by Ducker Worldwide, fuel efficiency standards in North America are expected to drive substantial growth for aluminum in automotive.
At our Innovation Center in Madison Heights, Michigan, we use advanced research and modeling techniques to support our automotive customers’ internal R&D and process improvement efforts, helping them meet their design, development and manufacturing objectives.