With the start-up of its batch anodizing line in Redding Calif., Southern Aluminum Finishing West achieves functional parity with SAF’s east coast capability. The new capability will improve SAF’s capacity to efficiently serve its extrusion, fabrication and finishing customers in the western U.S.. SAF’s customers represent a wide variety of industries, but most are users of architectural aluminum extrusions, fabricated architectural aluminum parts, aluminum sheet and panel systems.

The new SAF anodizing plant, which features the latest environmentally sound processes, will produce clear and 2-step anodized finishes in bronzes and black hues in lengths up to 28’. Both acid and caustic etched finishes are available.

“We’re looking forward to the new levels of customer service our SAF-West anodizing line enables,” said James McClatchey, SAF co-CEO. McClatchey directed the opening of the SAF Redding facility in 2007 with five local employees and 20,000 sq. ft. Today SAF-West operates with 20 employees in 75,000 sq. ft. The company expects to add 10 - 20 employees in 2013.

Based in Atlanta, Ga., SAF is a nationwide aluminum extrusions and sheet distributor, aluminum fabricator, and aluminum finisher specializing in Kynar painting and architectural anodizing. SAF also distributes column covers, architectural panels, and commercial roofing trim to architectural specifiers, glazing contractors, and other industries.

For more information, please visit www.saf.com or call (770) 942-1207 x801, or 800-241-7429.