Sebree, KY

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U.S. billet supplier and growing scrap reprocessing capabilities

Century’s Sebree aluminum smelter has a production capacity of approximately 220,000 metric tonnes per year. The facility is 100-percent owned and operated through Century Aluminum.

Sebree is located in Henderson County, Kentucky, perfectly situated in the middle of the Midwestern market. It is an ideal location to conduct business as a large majority of the smelter’s customers are within a 600-mile region. Since it began operations in 1973, more than 10 billion pounds of aluminum have been created.

Our Sebree smelter employs approximately 555 workers within the tri-state region – it is one of the largest manufacturers in the area.

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About Our Sebree Facility

Employees

555

Approximately

Rated Primary Aluminum Capacity

Current rated capacity of 220,000 mtpy

Reduction Facilities

  • Began operation in 1973
  • Three potlines of 128 pots

Carbon Facilities

  • This department creates carbon blocks in a newly installed baking system
  • Each block weights approximately 1,700 pounds each and are made, baked and then shipped to Potlines where they are put inside each pot to conduct electricity

Casthouse Facilties

  • All of the potlines’ molten metal is transported by a cruce truck to the Casting department. In Casting, employees turn the new aluminum into primary products: Examples include billet and low-profile sow
  • Cast billet resembles a 20-foot telephone pole, which is then heat treated and cut to customer specifications. Billet is shipped to extruders who apply pressure and heat to re-shape the billet into such things as air conditioning coils and window frames
  • Sow is shipped to various customers who re-melt it for blending and casting into various shapes

Power Supply

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

Production Support

  • Keeping the facility running efficiently is the Maintenance department where experienced employees work around the clock for all departments
  • Sebree takes pride in its safety record and makes safety a priority every day

Quality Certification

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

Products

For information on products made at our Sebree facility, click here.

Products

Billet, Molten, Sow and Slab

Molten

Grades:
P0610 and P1020

Slab

  • 1XXX, 2XXX, 3XXX, 5XXX, and 6XXX
  • Up to 70 alloy combinations, custom ordering available

Billet

  • Air Slip and NuMax Technology
  • Lengths – Up to 216 inches
  • Diameters – 7.0″ (17.78 cm), 8.0″ (20.32 cm), 9.0″ (22.86 cm), 10″ (25.40 cm), and 12″ (30.28 cm)
  • 1XXX, 2XXX, 3XXX, and 6XXX
  • Up to 70 active alloy combinations, custom ordering available

Sow

Low Profile:
normal 1500 lb.; 44″W, 11.4″H, 54.5″L

Grades:
P0610 and P1020