Constellium out of Jackson County has scored big with a multi-year contract with The Boeing Company.
Constellium is an aluminum manufacturer consisting of 24 locations nation-wide, producing custom-designed aerospace materials.
One location out of Ravenswood, West Virginia joins the global stage because of this contract, which strengthens its longstanding partnership with Boeing.
Ravenswood prides itself in manufacturing and believes this will allow West Virginia as a whole to excel in long-term investment and job growth.
Mayor of Ravenswood, Josh Miller said, “I don’t know how many jobs it’s going to create, but it’s going to create stability and that’s one of the things that Ravenswood, Jackson County, and West Virginia needs. So, having that contract and that relationship, I see Constellium being here for quite some time and that makes us feel good, but it also shows folks that you can invest in Ravenswood and West Virginia. You can make money and take care of your workers and still be profitable.”
Constellium has had a previous relationship with Boeing, but the multi-year contract will allow Constellium to supply Boeing with advanced aluminum-rolled products, mostly coming from the Ravenswood location.
The addition of jobs and the demand for alloy and technologies creates long-term investment opportunities for West Virginians.
“I’ve seen the worst of times here when Century Aluminum left, and we’ve seen an upswing in small business growth in Jackson County and Ravenswood. So, to be there at the worst and also to see that upswing, it makes you appreciate what’s coming this way, and I think for the foreseeable future, that things are going to get a whole lot better here in Jackson County,” said Miller.
Community leaders are happy for this news and are thankful for Constellium’s commitment to manufacturing, and the great efforts they make from management standpoint, down to their workers.