The U.S. aluminum industry is a key element of the nation's manufacturing base. Strong, lightweight and infinitely recyclable, aluminum is a material uniquely suited to meet the needs and challenges of the 21st century. From increasing vehicle fuel efficiency to green building products to sustainable packaging, aluminum is well positioned in the U.S. and global markets.
A study by economic research firm John Dunham & Associates highlights the importance of the aluminum industry to the U.S. economy.
Today, the U.S. aluminum industry:
The map below provides detailed information on the economic contributions generated by the aluminum industry in the United States. To see how the industry creates jobs in your state or congressional district, click on the map or on the drop-down boxes below.