HYDERABAD, India, December 8, 2011 (News Release) - The Aluminum Association today signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the Aluminium Association of India.
The associations agreed to cooperate in the following areas:
Recycling—Exchange information on effective recycling programs in the transportation, packaging, and building and construction markets;
Sustainability—Promote aluminum as a sustainable material in the transportation, packaging, and building and construction markets;
End Use Market Demand Data Exchange and Report Improvement—Exchange information on end use demand in the transportation, packaging, and building and construction markets, as well as data gathering techniques to improve the timeliness and accuracy of reports; and
Health and Safety Benchmarking—Exchange information on health and safety programs to promote and improve best practices.
"It is an honor to be formally signing a Memorandum of Understanding between the Aluminium Association of India and the Aluminum Association in the U.S.," said Heidi Brock, President of the Aluminum Association. "Through greater sharing of industry data and information, we will be helping promote and support both industries in the U.S. and India."
The signing of the MOU took place at a ceremony held at the Hyderabad International Convention Centre—site of INCAL 2011, the 6th International Conference and Exhibition on Aluminium.
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The Aluminum Association, based in Arlington, Virginia, works globally to aggressively promote aluminum as the most sustainable and recyclable automotive, packaging and construction material in today's market. The Association represents U.S. and foreign-based primary producers of aluminum, aluminum recyclers and producers of fabricated products, as well as industry suppliers. Member companies operate more than 200 plants in the United States, with many conducting business worldwide.