AIRBUS AND ALCOA: Davenport Company Signs Big Deal
One year after a visit from President Obama, a Quad Cities manufacturing plant is expanding its client list.
Davenport aluminum manufacturing plant Alcoa just signed a new multi-year $1.4 billion agreement with “Airbus.”
The davenport plant manufactures large aluminum sheets that go on the wings of the Airbus A-350 to help with fuel efficiency.
Leaders at Alcoa say this contract doesn’t only mean big business for the company, but also shows Alcoa is a leader in the industry.
John Riches, with Alcoa says, “The nice thing about our facility here is we have the widest aluminum rolling mill in the world which gives us the ability to produces sizes and shapes that nobody else can make whether it’s within Alcoa or outside Alcoa.”
Later this summer, Alcoa will break ground on a new $300 million expansion at its Davenport works plant.