Aluminum Industry Announces Aluminum Week 2012 in Chicago

ARLINGTON, Va.,/WAUCONDA, Ill.
Three major trade associations representing the aluminum industry will host Aluminum Week this October in Chicago. The Aluminum Association (AA), Aluminum Extruders Council (AEC), and Aluminum Anodizers Council (AAC) will co-locate their meetings to increase cooperation and communication among different sectors of the industry.

The combined program will include The Aluminum Association's Annual Meeting, the AEC Extrusion Symposium, and the AAC International Anodizing Conference & Exposition.

Aluminum Association Announces Additions to the Board of Directors

Matt Aboud, Tony Farraj, and Tom Walpole Are Elected to Board
 
NAPA, Calif. and ARLINGTON, Va.
The Aluminum Association has elected three new members to its Board of Directors.

Matt Aboud, Vice-President and Managing Director of Hydro Aluminum's Metal Markets in North America, Anthony Farraj, Commercial Vice-President of Global Packaging for Alcoa Global Rolled Products and Tom Walpole, Senior Vice-President of Novelis and President of Novelis North America will join the Association's Board of Directors.

Aluminum Association Applauds Signing of Maryland Recycling Bill

ARLINGTON, Va.
Maryland Governor Martin O'Malley has signed into law a measure that will increase access to recycling in multifamily dwellings.

Under Maryland law, an apartment building or condominium containing more than ten dwellings is required to have recycling available to residents.

Aluminum Industry Engaged in Ohio Landfill Legislation to Promote Environmental Protection and Business Growth

ARLINGTON, Va.
As testimony continues on Ohio Senate Bill 294, the aluminum industry is working with Ohio Environmental Protection Agency and key legislative offices to promote environmental protection, good governance and business.

Industry Statistics Reveal Increasing Domestic Demand, Production, and Consumption for Aluminum

ARLINGTON, Va.
Preliminary estimates of total aluminum demand in the United States and Canada for the first quarter of 2012 totaled 5.8 million pounds, a 7.5 percent increase over the first quarter of 2011.

"Because of aluminum's low-weight and durability, people are turning to it for new and innovative application," said Heidi Brock, President of the Aluminum Association. "The North American aluminum industry is growing to meet this demand."

Compared to April 2011, net new orders of mill products reported by domestic producers increased 3.7 percent.

Aluminum Association Testifies Before House Subcommittee on Environment and the Economy

"The U.S. aluminum industry is a great example of an industry providing a positive economic impact while mitigating negative environmental impacts."

WASHINGTON, D.C.
Vice President for Environment, Health and Safety Charles Johnson testified before the House of Representative's Energy and Commerce Committee, Subcommittee on Environment and the Economy. The Association's testimony was related to the discussion draft bill entitled "The Increasing Manufacturing Competitiveness through Improved Recycling Act of 2012."

Epcon Industrial Systems, LP Becomes Newest Member of the Aluminum Association

ARLINGTON, Va.
The Aluminum Association proudly announces the addition of its newest member, Epcon Industrial Systems, LP.  Epcon Industrial Systems, LP joins the Association as an Associate member; Associate members are a critical part of the North American aluminum industry providing direct services to firms producing and recycling aluminum.

Aluminum Gains Big Momentum: New Report Confirms Strong, Low Weight Materials as Best Way to Reach 50+ MPG as Automakers Tout the Metal

ARLINGTON, VA.
A new study out today confirms that reducing vehicle weight with aluminum is the best overall enabler for significant efficiency increases. The report specifically shows that achieving new higher fuel economy standards in the 50+ MPG range is possible by combining a range of technologies that include weight reduction with advance materials. The study was conducted by a member of the AVL Group, the world's largest independent company for the development of powertrain systems and a partner to many in the automotive industry.

Aluminum Has Been Go-To Aerospace Material for More Than 100 Years and New Innovations Keep It the Material of Choice

ARLINGTON, VA.
In a recent release from the Office of Washington Lieutenant Governor, Brad Owens, James Palmer, an economic development manager of the Washington State Department of Commerce is quoted as saying, "Think of composites as the new aluminum."

Aluminum Association Elects New Leaders at Annual Meeting

WASHINGTON, D.C.
The Aluminum Association's membership re-elected four members of the Board of Directors per the work of the Association's Nominating Committee chaired by Tony Farraj, Commercial Vice President for Global Can Sheet at Alcoa.

The Association elected Jean Simon, President and Chief Executive Officer, Primary Metals of Rio Tinto Alcan, and Thomas Walpole, President of Novelis North America, to another term ending in 2015.

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