• Matalco-Gillespie & Powers-aluminum melting furnaces

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    Matalco Orders Aluminum Furnaces for New Kentucky Site

    Matalco Inc., a division of the Giampaolo Group of Companies, is currently investing $53.5 million in the construction of a new remelt facility in Frankfurt, Kentucky, as part of its larger investment project to expand production across the U.S. Operating under the name Matalco Kentucky LLC, the plant will be housed within a 461,000 sq […]

  • Emirates Global Aluminium (EGA) - aluminum smelting pot cells

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    EGA Starts Up 26 New Cells In Its Al Taweelah Expansion

    Emirates Global Aluminium (EGA) started up the first section of an expansion project in potline 1 at its Al Taweelah aluminum smelter. “This project to expand our production at Al Taweelah is part of our ongoing debottlenecking of production and investment in high return growth opportunities,” said Abdulnasser Bin Kalban, Chief Executive Officer of EGA. […]

  • Metra-aluminum extrusion

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    KPS Capital Partners To Acquire Italian Extruder Metra

    KPS Capital Partners, LP signed a definitive agreement to acquire Metra Holding S.p.A. and Metra S.p.A., a global manufacturer of extruded aluminum. The Bertoli, Giacomelli, Marinelli, and Zanetti families, the selling shareholders of Metra, will retain 25% ownership of the company. KPS is significantly expanding its assets in the aluminum sector. This year, the company has […]

  • Youngstown Tool & Die - aluminum extrusion - nitriding

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    Youngstown Tool & Die Continues Expansion with New Nitriding Capacity

    Youngstown Tool & Die (YTD) is continuing the expansion of its operations in Youngstown, Ohio, with the purchase and installation of a new nitriding system. Founded in 1961, YTD was launched with sole purpose of manufacturing of extrusion dies and tooling for the aluminum extrusion industry. Since its inception, the company has embraced the philosophy that […]

  • M-D Building Products buys aluminum extruder Cardinal Aluminum

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    M-D Building Products Acquires Cardinal Aluminum Co.

    M-D Building Products, Inc., a family-owned company based in Oklahoma City, has acquired the assets of Cardinal Aluminum Co. and its subsidiaries, Cardinal Architectural and Designer Moulding. M-D holds a leading position in the U.S. aluminum extrusion market, as well serving the residential and commercial weatherization, caulking, flooring, and installation markets. This acquisition will enable […]

  • A3 Surfaces anti-microbial aluminum anodizing surface finishing

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    A3 Surfaces Continues Its Development of Antimicrobial Anodized Aluminum

    A3 Surfaces is currently constructing a new plant in Saguenay, Québec, Canada. The plant will enable the company to research and manufacture antimicrobial anodized aluminum, a proprietary technology that is unique in the world. This technology aims to become a key factor in the fight against viral or bacterial disease transmission through a self-disinfecting biocidal surface […]

  • An aluminum billet being loaded into the billet heater prior to extrusion at Benkam Alu Extrusions in Uzbekistan.

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    Benkam Launches Multi-Year Expansion to Increase Extrusion Capacity

    Benkam Alu Extrusions, owned by AKFA Group, is one of the major manufacturers of aluminum profiles in Central Asia. Located in Tashkent, Uzbekistan, the company recently announced that it is launching a multi-year expansion project, which will more than double its aluminum extrusion production capabilities. This expansion is a part of the company’s overall strategic […]

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    Searching for a Better Battery: Researchers Consider Aluminum as a Lithium Alternative

    By Andrea Svendsen, Managing Editor. With a growing worldwide focus on sustainability, the automotive industry has been shifting its designs towards more environmentally friendly models. The initial focus was on lightweighting using aluminum, magnesium, higher strength steels, and other materials in order to improve fuel economy. Much of the current attention is now focused on […]