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Modern Metal Brief Archive

April 16, 2014

NASA talks aluminum and the Mission to Mars. New member companies and Board Member. Committee activity and more in our recap of the Aluminum Association's spring meeting in San Antonio, TX. 

April 9, 2014

The Aluminum Association launches an all-new website at This is the place to learn about the aluminum industry, our sustainability research, advocacy efforts and more.

Advocacy, Association Work, Technology
February 28, 2014

The Aluminum Association hires a new Vice President for Business Information & Statistics. Signs letter supporting the ALERRT Act and opposing new Vermont deposit law. Room block closes soon for spring meeting in San Antonio. And more

Advocacy, Association Work, Bottles, Congress, Environment
February 11, 2014

New innovations in aluminum beverage packaging kicks off this year's Super Bowl ads. Aluminum Transportation Group releases ad touting market growth for aluminum in autos. Association President Heidi Brock talks to about wine ... in a can. And more.

Aluminum Cans Bottles, Innovation, Transportation
January 16, 2014

Ford unveils the new, aluminum-intensive Ford F-150. A new life cycle assessment report shows major sustainability gains for the aluminum industry. A new member added to the Congressional Aluminum Caucus. And more.

Automotive Advocacy, Briefing, Congress, Government
December 12, 2013

The Aluminum Association hosts a happy hour event on Capitol Hill with Inside-the-Beltway publication POLITICO. NPR and the BBC reports on our favorite metal. EPA air emissions rules with potentially significant industry impact delayed. And more

Advocacy, Caucus, Congress, Standards, Statistics
November 7, 2013

The Association releases a new industry economic impact study showing 672,000 jobs supported by the aluminum industry in the U.S. The industry aluminum can recycling rate rises to its highest level since the early 1990s. New Standards Action Report is released. And more

Recycling Aluminum Cans Alloys, Caucus, Economy, Manufacturing
October 15, 2013

The Aluminum Association’s fall meeting, “The Metal of Modern Life,” marked the celebration of the Association’s 80th anniversary.  The Association named a new Chairman and Vice Chairman; appointed three new members; re-elected eight members to the Board of Directors; and accepted four new members.

Association Work, Economy, Energy, Events, Transportation