Our Process

Logan Aluminum produces two main aluminum alloy sheet products. Our 5182 alloy is made for manufacturing the top and tab of beverage cans and 3104 alloy is used to manufacture the body of the can. Logan’s sheet products are used to make beverage cans. See the Can Plant Video to see our sheet made into beverage cans.


See Our Step By Step Process

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Recycle Furnace


Swarf Furnace


Remelt Chemical Analysis


Melting Furnace


Holding Furnace and Casting


Ingot Scalper


Ingot Pusher Furnace


Hot Mill - Reversing Mill


Hot Mill - Finishing Mill


Cold Mill


Tension Leveler


Coating Line


Level Clean Line




Packing & Shipping


Aluminum Statistics

  • Aluminum is the most abundant element on earth. It was once considered an expensive luxury item, but today aluminum is one of the most widely used commercial metals in the world.
  • Aluminum is naturally soft but when other elements like magnesium are added it becomes harder.
  • It takes large amounts of electricity and resources to convert bauxite (the raw material where aluminum is found) into pure aluminum.
  • Recycling aluminum reduces the energy required to create a new product by 95% and that is what Logan Aluminum does!
  • The average life span of an aluminum can is six weeks including the time it takes to be manufactured, filled, sold recycled and re-manufactured. 
  • Over 50 percent of the aluminum cans produced are recycled. 
  • Aluminum is a durable and sustainable metal: two-thirds of the aluminum ever produced is in use today.
  • In 1972, it took about 22 empty, aluminum cans to weigh one pound. Due to advanced technology to use less material and increase durability of aluminum cans, in 2002 it takes about 34 empty aluminum cans to weigh one pound.
  • Tossing an aluminum can wastes as much energy as pouring out half of that can’s volume of gasoline. 
  • If each person recycles one aluminum can each month, energy savings equal 1,750 to 3,500 gallons of gas. 
  • American consumers and industry throw away enough aluminum to rebuild the entire U.S. commercial air fleet every three months. 
  • In 1884, total United States aluminum production was 125 pounds. That year, a 100-ounce cast aluminum pyramid paced atop the Washington Monument represented twenty percent of this production.
  • Rubies, emeralds and sapphires consist mainly of crystalline aluminum oxide. 
  • Aluminum is light, strong, corrosion-resistant, nonmagnetic, nontoxic and naturally good looking.
  • Recycling one aluminum can saves enough energy to keep a 100-watt bulb burning for almost four hours or provide enough power to a television for three hours.