The Briefing—May 16, 2013
Aluminum in the News
Thank You, Steve Jobs—The Man Who Made Aluminum Cool Again
A recent article in Metal Bulletin noted that Steve Jobs "changed the face of consumer electronics and with it the consumer's perception of aluminium." As a result, aluminum is increasingly seen as a cornerstone of modern design.
Cans for the Community and CANtest Increase Recycling Awareness
Association Board Member Named Woman of Influence
Lisa Scheller, Chairman of Silberline Manufacturing Company and an Aluminum Association Board Member, was one of 28 women to receive a Lehigh Valley Business "Women of Influence" award—recognizing women who are influential in their companies, industries and communities.
Aluminum Transportation Group
Missed Our Webinar? Check Out the Presentation Here
The Aluminum Transportation Group held a webinar May 1 to discuss its recently released aluminum-intensive vehicle study, which concluded that an all-aluminum vehicle is superior to high-strength steel in dropping weight and boosting fuel economy.
New VP of Business Information & Statistics Announced
Aluminum Association Seeks New Vice President for Public Affairs
Health & Safety
Casthouse Safety Workshop Wrap-Up
The Aluminum Association conducted its Regional Casthouse Safety Workshop May 1-2 in Phoenix. Sixty-five attendees were on hand to receive the most up-to-date information on scrap handling, charging safety, combustible dust and related health and safety issues.
Hill Visits and 179D Tax Credit
Association staff and member company representatives continued their campaign to meet with new members of Congress and key Committees on Capitol Hill this month. New energy efficiency legislation has been the focus of recent visits.
Industry Digest for the Week of May 16
This week's summary of the latest news and information impacting the industry features stories on Constellium filing for an initial public offering of stock and Novelis' release of the evercan can sheet, which contains 90 percent recycled material.
Third Annual 'Aluminum Summit'
Aluminum Summit Heads Up List of Upcoming Industry Conferences