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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.

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.

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