Hawesville, KY

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Our largest U.S. facility and only volume producer of high purity aluminum in Western Hemisphere

Hawesville is our largest U.S. smelter and is the largest producer of high purity primary aluminum in North America. Four of Hawesville's five potlines are capable of producing high purity aluminum which is sold at a premium to standard-grade aluminum and is used extensively by the defense industry as well as for aerospace and other applications.

We believe that Hawesville has a competitive advantage as the largest producer of high purity aluminum in North America. Four of Hawesville’s five potlines are specially configured and operated to produce high purity primary aluminum. The average purity level of primary aluminum produced by these potlines is 99.9 percent, compared to standard-purity aluminum which is approximately 99.7 percent. High Purity primary aluminum is generally sold at a premium to standard-purity aluminum.

Aluminum from the Hawesville smelter supplies the electrical conductor, remelt ingot and High Purity ingot markets, as well as the defense and aerospace industries.

Our High Purity product also supports the United States’ national security efforts and is used in defense applications such as the F16, Airbus, Naval war vessels, 747 airplanes and the International Space Station.

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About Our Hawesville Facility




Rated Primary Aluminum Capacity

  • The largest producer of high purity primary aluminum in North America
  • Total primary aluminum capacity is 250,000 mtpy

Reduction Facilities

  • Began operation in 1969
  • Five potlines of 112 pre-bake end riser cells each

Carbon Facilities

  • One green anode plant with vibrating anode former
  • Three in-ground open-top ring furnaces
  • One rodding shop with full cast iron capabilities

Casthouse Facilities

Sow casting equipment with overhead cranes

Power Supply

Hawesville has a power supply arrangement which provides market-based power to the Hawesville smelter. Under this arrangement, the power companies purchase power on the open market and pass it through to Hawesville at Midcontinent Independent System Operator (“MISO”) pricing plus transmission and other costs.

Product Shipping Capabilities

Truck, rail and barge (Ohio River)

Quality Certification

Hawesville is quality certified to the ISO 9001:2015 standard.


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Sow, High Purity and Molten


Low Profile:
nominal 1400 lb.; 40″ wide, 11 ½” high, 52″ long

P0202A, P0303A, P0404A, P0506A, P0610A, P1020A

High Purity

P0202A, P0303A, P0404A, P0506A


P0202A thru P1020A