Inaugurated in 1992, the Bécancour Rod Plant is located in the Québec heartland in proximity to the St. Lawrence River and to major road and rail networks that give it access to global markets.
Production employees work in self-managed teams. Job rotations take place every four hours with every plant worker takes up a different work station at the rolling mill, thereby giving them a hand in all aspects of production. In addition, by using the Total Productive Maintenance method, the production teams ensure optimal equipment performance.
The plant maintains minimum air emissions through process optimization and the use of specialized equipment. All employees work in a safe and responsible manner, while continuously striving to protect the environment and the health of fellow employees, clients and the surrounding communities. The plant holds the ICI ON RECYCLE! designation from RECYC-QUÉBEC (Performance level).
Construction cost: $49 million
Production: Continuous cast aluminum rod
Production capacity: 90,000 MT / year
Port facilities: Bécancour
Certifications: ISO 9001:2000 and ISO 14001:2004
Economic spin-offs for Québec: $30 million invested in salaries, taxes and goods and services, including $13 million in local purchases