Braidy Industries’ Atlas mill has announced a cooperative plan with international manufacturer BMW Group.

A press release from the company issued this morning states:

Braidy Atlas (“Braidy”) announced the creation of a mile-stone plan for cooperation with the BMW Group (“BMW”) on sustainability and technical/qualification for the future supply of series 5000x and 6000x automotive aluminum sheet. Included is a comprehensive closed-loop recycling strategy leveraging Braidy Atlas’ logistically optimal location in Ashland, Kentucky and in closed proximity to BMW´s car production plant in Spartanburg, South Carolina.

Braidy Atlas recently announced its intention to become the first North American rolling mill to use 100% green inputs from inception. As the first US rolling mill to obtain a low-emissions air permit from the Federal EPA, Braidy has targeted 20% lower emmissions than competitors.

Craig Bouchard, Chief Executive Officer of Braidy said: “Our low cost, high quality, low carbon footprint allows material improvement in global supply chain costs for BMW as a key customer.”

Lord Gregory Barker, Executive Chairman of EN+ and named Co-Chairman of Braidy Atlas stated, “This groundbreaking collaboration is just the beginning of opportunities as we competitively combine the highest quality aluminum with the lowest carbon content yet, together setting an exciting new standard not just for North America but our industry globally.”

Braidy is building a major aluminum manufacturing mill in EastPark Industrial Center. The project is expected to bring hundreds of jobs to the northeast Kentucky region.