The Essential Element

Aluminum Industry Expansion Drives U.S. Growth | Parvaneh Shafiee Retires

The aluminum industry invests $1 billion for modern manufacturing in the U.S. Industry maven Curt Wells joins the Aluminum Association while Parvaneh Shafiee retires. Saltcake Work Group meets with the EPA. And more.

Driving Modern Manufacturing

Since 2013, Aluminum Association member companies have announced or completed U.S. plant expansion investment totaling more than $2.3 billion and creating more than 1,000 permanent American manufacturing jobs.

Aluminum Association Partners with Sarah Inc. to Provide Jobs for Special Needs Individuals While Helping Environment

ARLINGTON, Va.,  The Aluminum Association's Cans for Causes Program is pleased to assist SARAH Inc. in Guilford, Connecticut with their recycling efforts.
SARAH Inc. has started a recycling program to keep more than 500,000 aluminum cans and bottles out of landfills, while providing jobs for special needs individuals.  SARAH's mission is to provide advocacy, services and support for people with intellectual and other disabilities and to promote opportunities for full inclusion in their communities.

The Essential Element: Aluminum A Key Part Of U.S. Manufacturing Base

Study Shows Industry Supports 672,000 Jobs and $152 Billion in Economic Output; Rising Global Demand for Aluminum Creating Good Jobs Nationwide

ARLINGTON, VA. - A new study released today confirms the growing importance of the domestic aluminum industry to the U.S. economy. Research conducted by economic research firm John Dunham & Associates found that the U.S. aluminum industry directly employs more than 155,000 workers and generates $65 billion in economic output in all 50 states and the District of Columbia.

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Quick Read

Since the introduction of aluminum into major U.S. markets in the early 1900s, the reach of this metal has grown enormously. As aluminum enters into its second century of widespread use, new scientific and production technologies continue to expand its market potential. Solar panel nanotechnology and aluminum-air batteries will help lead the way toward the development of new and innovative markets in the 21st century.