Department of Energy Recognizes Advantages of Aluminum Through $259 Million Conditional Loan

The Aluminum Association applauded action by the Department of Energy providing a conditional loan of $259 million to Alcoa to support its automotive expansion in Alcoa, TN and the development of advanced vehicle technologies. 

Aluminum Association Statement on New Federal Building Efficiency Standards

ARLINGTON, VA -- The Aluminum Association released the following statement on a new White House plan to reduce energy use at federal buildings by 2.5 percent per year between 2015 and 2025. A number of private companies that are major suppliers to the federal government – including IBM, GE and Honeywell – also announced voluntary emissions targets.

Aluminum Association President & CEO Heidi Brock remarked:

AluminumNation Action Center

The Aluminum Association works hard everyday to advocate on behalf of the $75 billion aluminum industry with policymakers and regulators across the country. Aluminum is key part of the nation's manufacturing base, generating hundreds of thousands of good-paying jobs, driving innovation and increasing energy efficiency in many markets. But we need your help to make sure that policymakers understand the critical issues that impact our ability to operate.

Michelle O'Neill of Alcoa takes the Ice Bucket Challenge

Michelle O'Neill, Vice President, Government Affairs and Trade Policy at Alcoa and a member of the Aluminum Association's Board of Directors took the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge.

Tom Boney of Novelis and Chairman of the Aluminum Transportation Group Accepts the Ice Bucket Challenge

Tom Boney, Vice President and General Manager, Automotive Value Stream Novelis North America and Chairman of the Aluminum Transportation Group accepts the Ice Bucket Challenge.

Heidi Brock, President & CEO of the Aluminum Association, accepts the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge

Heidi Brock, President & CEO of the Aluminum Association was challenged by Jay Timmons, President & CEO of the National Association of Manufactuerers, to the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge.  She accepted.

Meet The Aluminum Caucus

The Aluminum Association hosted a breakfast event with members of the bipartisan Congressional Aluminum Caucus and members of the Association's Government Affairs and Environmental Committees in Washington, D.C.

Extended Producer Responsibility

Extended Producer Responsibility (EPR) is a broad category of recycling program options that, in general, shift the financial burden for municipal recycling away from municipalities and to private entities in the manufacturing or retail stream. The programs vary in their particulars, but they typically incorporate:

Beverage Can Management

Around 70 percent of the U.S. aluminum production is in making recycled aluminum. In the beverage can market, a used can is often recycled over and over again in a true closed loop process. The recycling rate for cans far exceeds competitive packaging tpes but the industry wants to continue to improve. To do that, responsible, comprehensive, and sensible recycling policy is needed.