Aluminum products maker Constellium has been awarded a multi-year contract with Boeing Co. to supply aluminum materials for the aircraft manufacturer.
The new agreement calls for Constellium to supply products for all of Boeing's commercial airplane programs, according to a press release from the Netherlands-based aluminum company.
Constellium said the new agreement will increase both the scope and range of products it supplies.
"This agreement further strengthens the solid partnership that Constellium and Boeing have built over the past 25 years," Constellium CEO Pierre Vareille said. "We look forward to increasing our collaborative efforts to drive value for Boeing and to address the economic and technical challenges of future programs."
The products will be manufactured at both the Constellium rolling mill in Ravenswood, as well as the company's other plant in Issoire, France.
Though the company did not detail how much the deal was worth, Constellium said Boeing aircraft production rates are expected to increase at an unprecedented rate over the next five years.
It said it will need to produce materials at both plants in order to meet that rising demand.
The agreement calls for Constellium to supply aluminum products for using the company's current and advanced-generation aluminum alloys in Boeing airframes.
The company will also continue to supply its trademarked AIRWARE low-density aluminum alloy for use in Boeing's 787 Dreamliner airplane. The AIRWARE alloy is a lighter-weight material, which helps cut maintenance costs and fuel emissions.