May 2008

Aleris to close coil coating facility

Aleris International, Inc. will permanently close its Bedford, Ohio coil coating facility. Production will be phased-out and the site is expected to be permanently closed by the end of the second quarter of 2008.

The facility employs 40 people and supplies coated aluminum coil for building and construction, transportation, distribution and consumer durables applications. The closing results in restructuring charges of approximately $4.8 million related to severance, shutdown costs and asset impairment. Production will be transferred to other Aleris facilities.