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Essex Aluminum Plant is a former Ford Motor Company metal casting plant in Windsor, Ontario, Canada. It opened in 1981, and produced aluminum cylinder heads and pistons for various Ford engine plants.[1] In 2001, the plant was sold[2][3] to Nemak, a joint venture between Ford and Mexican industrial conglomerate Alfa. With Nemak's consolidation of its operations in 2009, the plant was closed[4] except for the melting operation, which closed in 2012.[5]

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  1. ^ "Essex Aluminum Plant". Retrieved 2012-10-17.
  2. ^ "2002 Media Guide" (PDF). Ford Motor Company. Retrieved 2012-10-17.
  3. ^ "Two Ford Plants Sold to Nemak". Retrieved 2012-10-17.[permanent dead link]
  4. ^ "Essex Aluminum Plant to close". Windsor Star. Archived from the original on June 13, 2015.
  5. ^ Macaluso, Grace (October 27, 2011). "Nemak plant to close for good". Windsor Star. Retrieved 2012-10-17.

Coordinates: 42°18′10″N 82°56′31″W / 42.30278°N 82.94194°W / 42.30278; -82.94194