The world’s newest aerospace aluminum mill, which Cleveland-headquartered Aleris has built at Zhenjiang in China, should begin producing metal certified for aircraft and space manufacturers by the end of the year, at about the same time as it reaches full production capacity. Aleris formally opened its 35,000-ton-per-year hot rolling mill in April, having begun pilot production there late in 2012. The plant duplicates Aleris’s major aerospace-aluminum facility at Koblenz, Germany, with ...

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