National Safety Apparel, International Thermal Systems, Nutec Bickley and MINO S.p.A. join as Associate Members
ARLINGTON, VA – The Aluminum Association announced today the addition of four new member companies, National Safety Apparel, International Thermal Systems, Nutec Bickley and MINO S.p.A. All four companies join as associate members – any firm that supplies the aluminum industry with goods and services.
“We are thrilled to have National Safety Apparel, International Thermal Systems, Nutec Bickley and MINO S.p.A. join us as the newest members of the Aluminum Association,” said Heidi Brock, President & CEO of the Aluminum Association. “With the U.S. aluminum industry at the forefront of the news in recent weeks, ensuring we have a diversity of perspective in our membership remains a top priority. We look forward to working with them as we continue to represent the interests of the full aluminum value chain.”
- National Safety Apparel: National Safety Apparel, based out of Cleveland, Ohio, is a fourth generation, family-owned leading USA manufacturer of safety apparel for six key industrial markets: Arc Flash, Flash Fire, Thermal, Cut, High Visibility, and FR/Arc Rainwear - and the Military.
- International Thermal Systems, LLC: Headquartered in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, International Thermal Systems is a global original equipment manufacturer of industrial process ovens, furnaces, washers and associated material-handling equipment for applications in automotive, aerospace, power generation, battery manufacturing, building products, foundry and metal packaging industries.
- Nutec Bickley: Based in Monterrey, Mexico, Nutec Bickley is an international leader in the design and implementation of highly innovative and efficient industrial heating systems, serving customers through the design, building and installation of combustion systems, thermal insulation and complete industrial furnaces and ovens, including material handling, air/water quenching systems
- MINO S.p.A: MINO S.p.A., based in Italy, is known worldwide as an engineering and manufacturing company of high quality rolling mills supplied to the ferrous and non-ferrous industry sectors. In the aluminum and aluminum alloys sector, MINO provides hot rolling mills, single-stand reversing or multi-stand/tandem type, cold rolling mills, single-stand or multi-stand/tandem type, either four-high or six-high and thin gauge and foil mills.
The four new companies join during the eighth straight year of demand growth for the industry, with demand up 45.1 percent since 2009. However, persistent illegally subsidized Chinese overcapacity is distorting the market and hurting the entire domestic aluminum value chain.
The Aluminum Association is committed to combatting unfair and unsustainable trade practices to ensure the continued health of the entire industry. Most recently, the Aluminum Association’s Trade Enforcement Working Group won an antidumping and countervailing duties investigation on certain aluminum foil imports
from China, the association’s first-ever trade case of its kind. As membership continues to grow, the association will continue to advocate for rules-based trading practices.
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The Aluminum Association represents aluminum production and jobs in the United States, ranging from primary production to value added products to recycling, as well as suppliers to the industry. 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 $174 billion in economic activity. For more information visit http://www.aluminum.org, on Twitter @AluminumNews or at Facebook.com/AluminumAssociation.