ASHLAND, Ky. — The company behind the upcoming $1.3-billion aluminum rolling mill in East Park is currently moving at “Braidy speed,” in preparation of its opening.
“We will work our tails off to make everything work,” said Nate Haney, the senior vice president of Government Relations for Braidy Industries, at the Ashland Kiwanis Club on Wednesday.
Haney gave an update on the new mill, which will employ 550 workers, saying everything is currently going well. According to Haney, Braidy has secured well over 100 percent of their capacity of the mill already in customers.
He said the product made at the mill is going to be the skin of cars and airplanes.
“It’s not just a piece of aluminum that you put a coke in. It is very, very premium, highly detailed aluminum so everything has to be basically perfect,” said Haney.
Haney said the 4 million square-foot facility will be built in three phases and is on track to break ground within the first part of next year.
The company’s global headquarters, which are inside the Community Trust Bank Building on the third floor, are also currently being renovated. Haney said the headquarters would be ready Nov. 1.