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    Service Center Metals Expands Its Extrusion Operations Under New Ownership

    Service Center Metals is investing $100 million to expand its casting and extrusion operations in Prince George County, Virginia. The facilities will increase production capacity to meet customer demand, as well as create 94 new jobs. “Our next expansion will be the largest in our history, adding significant capacity to both our billet casting and […]

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    Shape Charts Its Future with New Aluminum Center of Excellence

    Shape Corp., a global tier-one automotive supplier, recently held a groundbreaking ceremony for its new Aluminum Center of Excellence to be located in Trenton, OH (Figure 1). The 322,000 sq ft facility will allow the company to expand its manufacturing capacity for the production of tight tolerance aluminum extrusions and assemblies, while also providing research […]

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    Six Companies Convicted of Evading Duties on Imported Chinese Aluminum

    The U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) reported that a federal jury has found six corporate entities guilty of attempting to defraud the U.S. via a wire-and-customs fraud scheme. The fraud was said to have been designed to avoid paying $1.8 billion in anti-dumping and countervailing duties imposed in 2011 on certain types of extruded aluminum […]

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    Alexandria’s New Aluminum Extrusion Press Line

    By Andrea Svendsen, Managing Editor. Alexandria Industries completed an investment project at its operations in Alexandria, MN, where the company has expanded its manufacturing space, installed a new 7 inch, 26 MN front-loading extrusion press line with advanced automation capabilities, and added a new front office and entry. The new press line allows the company […]

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    KPS Acquires Profile Custom Extrusions

    KPS Capital Partners acquired Profile Custom Extrusions, LLC from Highlander Partners, L.P. In addition, KPS recently completed its acquisition of Metra Holding S.p.A. and Metra S.p.A. in Italy. Profile and Metra will be combined to form a leading, global aluminum extrusion platform with a strong presence across both Europe and North America. “We are very appreciative of […]

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    Extrusion Design Competition
 Student Winners Span the Globe

    The ET Foundation announced the winners of the 2021 International Aluminum Extrusion Design Competition. More than 100 students competing from 40 universities, colleges, design schools, and high schools from 15 countries around the world entered their designs. Winners were awarded a total of $13,500 in cash scholarships for their ingenious, multi-functional designs. The competition was […]

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    HAI Expanding Aluminum Extrusion Operations in Ranshofen

    Hammerer Aluminium Industries (HAI) plans to invest €38 million in the expansion of its aluminum extrusion operations in Ranshofen, Austria. The company considers this to be a strategically important step forward, while at the same time representing a strong commitment to the location in Austria. “With the new investment in Ranshofen, as well as the […]