April 04, 2019

Manchin Applauds Partnership Between Constellium And Blue Origin

Washington, D.C. – U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV), applauds the announcement of the partnership between Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos’ spaceflight company, Blue Origin, and Constellium, an aluminum product manufacturer in Ravenswood, West Virginia. Blue Origin has signed a multi-year contract with Constellium to provide their trademark Airwave aluminum plates and sheets for Blue Origin’s massive orbital rocket project. The announcement comes after Senator Manchin’s letter and subsequent communications with Jeff Bezos about bringing investment from Amazon and his other companies, like Blue Origin, to West Virginia. Senator Manchin has also worked closely to ensure that the Administration’s efforts to protect the American aluminum and steel industry do not harm existing, successful companies like Constellium that help bring jobs to West Virginia. 

“I am thrilled to see that Constellium and Blue Origin have entered into this partnership together. This is exactly the type of 21st century investment to secure good-paying jobs that we need in our state. West Virginians are hardworking people that have powered and built our country through mining and manufacturing for over a century. Jeff Bezos and Blue Origin have partnered with Constellium because he knows that if you rely on West Virginia workers, we will build the best product possible. This is a huge win for West Virginia and I will keep working in Washington to deliver more opportunities like this to our state,” said Senator Manchin.

“We are very proud of this collaboration with Blue Origin, it is a new milestone in our longstanding relationship. Constellium and Ravenswood have a long history delivering high-performance aluminum solutions to the space industry. We are looking forward to continuing to support Blue Origin in its space programs,” said Buddy Stemple, CEO of Constellium Ravenswood.