Manchin Announces More Than $9 Million For Constellium
Washington, D.C. – U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) today announced nearly $9.5 million through the US Department of Defense (DOD) awarded to Constellium to increase throughput, quality and performance of cold aluminum at their Ravenswood facility. This investment will strengthen the regional economy by enabling Constellium to meet increased demand for cold rolled aluminum, and help protect our troops by providing them with state of the art armor for ballistic and blast protection.
“West Virginians are hardworking people that have powered and built our military through manufacturing for over a century. I’m proud of the fact that this investment in the Ravenswood facility ensures that aluminum that comes from Jackson County will continue to be used in equipment that protects American troops all over the world. This funding invests in West Virginia’s economy, creates good paying jobs, boosts economic development and improves the lives of all residents and businesses across West Virginia. In a time in which very little gets done in Washington because of divisive partisanship, I am proud to have worked with Senator Capito, Chairman Shelby and Ranking Member Leahy to have this included in last year’s appropriations bill. As a member of the Senate Appropriations Committee and the Senate Armed Services Committee, I will continue to advocate for opportunities like this for West Virginia,” said Senator Manchin.
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