Aluminum Association Releases Updated North American Extrusion Press Directory

ARLINGTON, VA.
Today the Aluminum Association released the North American Aluminum Industry Extrusion Press Directory, Third Edition. The directory contains 71 pages of detailed information on all identified aluminum extrusion plants in Canada, Mexico and the United States. The newly updated Third Edition includes data on 128 companies operating 198 plants and 505 extrusion presses across North America.

Aluminum Association And Metal Powder Industries Federation Sign Memorandum Of Understanding To Advance Workplace Safety

Arlington, VA.
Today, the Aluminum Association (AAI) and the Metal Powder Industries Federation (MPIF) announced a memorandum of understanding (MOU) to cooperate in the sharing of information in area of metal powder safety. The organizations will cooperate to increase awareness of metal dust hazards and to promote safety in plant operations.

Aluminum Association President Heidi Brock Elected To Council Of Manufacturing Associations Board Of Directors

Arlington, VA.
Last week, Aluminum Association President Heidi Brock was elected to the Board of Directors of the National Association of Manufacturer’s (NAM) Council of Manufacturing Associations (CMA). The announcement was made during CMA’s Winter Leadership Conference in Annapolis, MD.

New Study Shows Aluminum Superior to Steel in Shedding Vehicle Body Mass, Boosting Fuel Economy

Industry Reveals Results of New Vehicle Design Study at 2013 SAE World Congress

A new study released today shows that an all-aluminum vehicle can shed more than 40 percent body mass, boosting fuel economy by 18 percent when combined with secondary mass savings and other design changes. The study helps explain why car and truck makers are shifting away from steel to aluminum, and supports projections that aluminum-intensive vehicles will become more common in the marketplace with continued demand for more fuel efficient vehicles.

Aluminum Association Elects Three New Board Members During Annual Spring Meeting

ARLINGTON, Va. - Today, the Aluminum Association announced the addition of three new members to its Board of Directors. The Board provides strategic guidance and direction to the Association in promoting the production and use of aluminum as the sustainable material of choice. The appointments were finalized during the Aluminum Association's annual spring meeting in South Carolina.

Statement on President Obama's Climate Change Plan

From Heidi Biggs Brock, President of the Aluminum Association

"The aluminum industry is aggressively working to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. The industry has proactively taken steps in recent years to reduce its own carbon footprint by cutting North American perfluorocarbon (PFC) emissions by 85% since 1991. The unique characteristics of aluminum make it the material of choice for many applications developed specifically to improve energy efficiency, from cool metal roofs to light weight automotive parts that reduce the consumption of fuels.

Would You Drink Wine from an Aluminum Can?

Heidi on Fox

Aluminum Association President & CEO Heidi Brock was recently on FoxNews.com Live to talk about a new trend of packaging wine in aluminum. Heidi was joined by Dave Bon, President of FLASQ Wines, one of the first U.S. vineyards to discover the benefits of aluminum bottles. Bon sites better flavor protection and portability as two key reasons why using aluminum makes sense. 

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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