Almexa Alumino, Emirates Global Aluminium, Linde LLC and Material Sciences Corporation Grow the Association’s Membership
ARLINGTON, V.A. — The Aluminum Association announced today the addition of four new member companies – Almexa Alumino, Emirates Global Aluminium, Linde LLC and Material Sciences Corporation. Almexa Alumino and Emirates Global Aluminium join the Association as producer members – firms that make or fabricate aluminum products. Linde LLC and Material Sciences Corporation join as associate members – organizations that supply goods and services to the industry.
“This is a unique time for our industry with both opportunities and challenges for companies along the value chain of aluminum production,” said Garney Scott, President & CEO of Scepter and Aluminum Association Chairman. “We’re excited to have these new voices at the table as we continue to speak with a united voice for the industry.”
New companies include:
The new member additions come at a time of continued domestic demand growth for aluminum. According to the latest industry data, the North American aluminum industry shipped nearly 26 billion pounds of aluminum in 2015, the most since 2007. Since 2013, member companies have announced domestic plant expansions and planned investment totaling more than $2.8 billion to meet anticipated demand growth for aluminum in the automotive sector as automakers strive to make better-performing and more fuel-efficient vehicles.
However, challenges remain, particularly with an oversupply of aluminum coming from China. The Aluminum Association recently filed its first-ever antidumping and countervailing duty case against subsidized Chinese aluminum foil flooding the market. In addition, the association joined the Aluminium Association of Canada and European Aluminium in calling for a global forum to address aluminum overcapacity issues. The Aluminum Association is committed to highlighting unfair and unsustainable trade practices to ensure the continued health of the entire domestic aluminum value chain.
About the Aluminum Association
The Aluminum Association represents U.S. and foreign-based companies and their suppliers throughout the value chain, from primary production to value added products to recycling. The Association is the industry’s leading voice, providing global standards, business intelligence, sustainability research and industry expertise to member companies, policymakers and the general public. The aluminum industry helps manufacturers produce sustainable and innovative products, including more fuel efficient vehicles, recyclable packaging, greener buildings and modern electronics. In the U.S., the aluminum industry creates $186 billion in economic activity. For more information visit www.Aluminum.org, on Twitter @AluminumNews or at Facebook.com/AluminumAssociation.