Kaiser Aluminum will relocate its corporate headquarters from California to Tennessee. It will invest approximately $3 million and create 80 jobs as it transitions and expands corporate functions to its new office space in Franklin.
“Kaiser Aluminum has been a long-term employer in Tennessee through our Tennalum facility in Jackson and more recently with our new sales office in Knoxville. We look forward to expanding our presence in Tennessee as we relocate and transition our corporate headquarters to Franklin,” said Keith Harvey, president and CEO of Kaiser Aluminum Corp. “Williamson County provides the benefit of a corporate friendly business environment and access to a highly talented workforce that fits well with Kaiser Aluminum’s corporate value of being a preferred employer and a great place to work.”
The $1.8 billion, publicly traded corporation is a producer of semi-fabricated specialty aluminum products, serving customers in aerospace, general engineering, custom automotive and other industrial applications.
Kaiser Aluminum employs approximately 3,700 people and operates 14 production facilities across North America, including plants in Florence, Alabama; Jackson, Tennessee; and Sherman, Texas. Its engineers, metallurgists and technicians work to produce flat-rolled plate, sheet and coil; extruded rods, bars, hollows and shapes; drawn rods, bars, pipes, tubes and wires and certain cast aluminum products.
For the automotive industry, Kaiser produces ABS blocks, driveshaft tubes, bumper extrusions, apron tubes and crush can, serving a number of Tier 1 automotive suppliers including some in the South.