WHITEHALL, Mich. (WZZM) -- Alcoa is investing $22 million in its facility in Whitehall.
The money will fund a new technology that strengthens the metallic structure of titanium, nickel, and 3D printed jet engine parts. This new technology will allow the company to process its jet engine parts in-house, as well as create next generation aircraft engines.
"As aerospace growth soars, Alcoa continues to invest in the latest technologies, creating added capacity to capture fast-growing demand," Olivier Jarrault said in a news release.
"Combined with our expansions in LaPorte, Indiana and Hampton, Virginia and our growing 3D printing capabilities, this investment will give Alcoa the broadest capabilities to deliver high-quality titanium, nickel and 3D-printed parts for the world's bestselling jet engines."
Alcoa expects the new technology to be up and running by next year.