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Aluminum Association Continues Growth with New Member Additions

March 30, 2015

As Demand Picture for Industry Continues to Brighten, Association Adds Record 104th Member Company

ARLINGTON, VA— The Aluminum Association announced today the addition of six new members, bringing total membership to 104 member companies, a record for the 82-year-old trade association, which represents the North American aluminum industry. These additions come amidst continued demand improvement for the broader industry. According to recent preliminary Aluminum Association data, the North American aluminum industry shipped an estimated 25.5 billion pounds of aluminum in 2014, the most since 2006 and reflecting 5 percent year-over-year demand growth. From the 2009 baseline, demand in the U.S. and Canada has risen nearly 40 percent.   

The new member companies reflect the scope and breadth of today’s global aluminum industry. Two of the new companies join the Association as producer members – firms that make or fabricate aluminum – while the remaining four join as associate members – firms that supply the industry with goods and services. The new producer members are:

  • Aluminium Bahrain (Alba) (http://www.albasmelter.com/): Based in the Kingdom of Bahrain, Aluminium Bahrain B.S.C. (Alba) consistently ranks as one of the largest and most modern aluminum smelters in the world. Known for its technological strength and innovative policies, Alba enforces strict environmental guidelines, maintains high track record for safety and is widely regarded as one of the top ten performers on a global scale.
  • Southwire (http://www.southwire.com/): Southwire Company, LLC is North America’s leading manufacturer of wire and cable used in the distribution and transmission of electricity. Throughout the company’s history, Southwire has sought to provide power through products, service and by helping empower customers, employees and communities. 

The new associate members are:

  • Foshan Langdun Aluminum Fabrication Equipment (http://www.langdunfurnace.com): Foshan Langdun Aluminum Fabrication Equipment Co., Ltd (Langdun Machinery),  located in the aluminum industry information capital---Foshan, Guangdong Province in China -- is a professional manufacturer of aluminum melting, casting and extrusion related equipment.
  • Quickdraft (http://www.quickdraft.com/): Headquartered in Canton, Ohio, Quickdraft engineers and manufactures pneumatic conveying systems for automobile plants, aluminum mills and other aluminum fabrication facilities for aluminum recycling applications.  Quickdraft systems are virtually maintenance free and are designed for 24/7 operation in conveying continuous metal edge trim or reduced recyclable material from punching or other fabricating processes to a baller, trailers, containers or furnaces.
  • Steelscape (http://www.steelscape.com/): Steelscape is a national supplier of metallic-coated and pre-painted steel and other metals.  Aimed at servicing the construction industry, Steelscape’s products can be used for a wide range of applications...from metal buildings to architectural roofing to decking and framing. 
     
  • Taylor-Winfield (http://www.taylor-winfield.com/): Taylor-Winfield is an OEM manufacturer of aluminum coil joining and material handling equipment. Our wide range of equipment and engineering expertise enables us to design and build coil welding and strip handling machines that deliver years of service with minimal maintenance. With a legacy dating to 1882, Taylor-Winfield equipment can be found in aluminum processing lines worldwide. 

“This is an exciting time to be working in aluminum and our steady membership growth reflects that,” said Heidi Brock, President & CEO of the Aluminum Association. “These company additions will bring even more voices to the table as we strive to serve the interests of this dynamic and growing industry.”

Since 2013, Aluminum Association member companies have announced domestic plant expansions and planned investment totaling more than $2.3 billion. These investments will create more than 1,000 permanent and temporary jobs.  The increase in investment is intended to capture and meet anticipated demand growth for aluminum in the automotive sector as automakers strive to make lighter and more fuel-efficient vehicles.  The investments announced to date could increase industry auto sheet capacity by more than 2 billion pounds over the next decade.

To learn more about the Aluminum Association and membership, please visit www.aluminum.org/join

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About the Aluminum Association
The Aluminum Association represents U.S. and foreign-based companies and their suppliers throughout the value chain, from primary production to value added products to recycling.  The Association is the industry’s leading voice, providing global standards, business intelligence, sustainability research and industry expertise to member companies, policymakers and the general public. The aluminum industry helps manufacturers produce sustainable and innovative products, including more fuel efficient vehicles, recyclable packaging, greener buildings and modern electronics.  In the U.S., the aluminum industry creates $152 billion in economic activity. For more information visit www.Aluminum.org, on Twitter @AluminumNews or at Facebook.com/AluminumAssociation.  

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