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    AEC and AAC Convert the Aluminum Summit to Separate Virtual Events

    The 2020 Aluminum Summit — the joint meeting of the Aluminum Extruders Council’s (AEC) Management Conference and the Aluminum Anodizers Council’s (AAC) Anodizing Conference — originally scheduled for September 2020 in Nashville, TN, has been postponed until 2021 due to concerns and restrictions surrounding the coronavirus pandemic. Both the AEC and the AAC will host virtual events for their […]

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    ET Seminar Turns 50 – Call for Abstracts Issued

    The Twelfth International Aluminum Extrusion Technology Seminar and Exposition (ET ’20) will be held on May 19-21, 2020 in Orlando, Florida. The ET Foundation and the Aluminum Extruders Council (AEC) will commemorate the ET Seminar’s 50th anniversary (in 2019) during the 2020 event. The ET Seminar, which is held just once every four years, has gained the reputation of […]

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    ALUMINUM USA and AEC Form Agreement — Extrusion Design University to Be Collocated

    The Aluminum Extruders Council (AEC) formed a sponsorship agreement with ALUMINUM USA, an event offering an exhibition and conference for all things aluminum: products, technologies and investments in the United States. The next ALUMINUM USA will take place September 12-13, 2019 at the Music City Center in Nashville, Tennessee. The AEC brings an educational component to […]

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    Section 232 Investigation: AEC Calls for No Tariffs on Primary Aluminum

    The Aluminum Extruders Council (AEC) testified at the public hearing of the Section 232 Investigation on the Effects of Imports of Aluminum on U.S. National Security held by the U.S. Department of Commerce. The council said it is encouraged by the recognition of the importance of the domestic aluminum industry and its key role in the nation’s defense and critical […]

  • 3D printed profile sample of Alexander Hoppe’s Smart Signal Light, which was awarded an Honorable Mention in the AEC 2017 International Aluminum Extrusion Student Design Competition.

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    Student Design Competition Award Winners Announced by AEC

    Winners of the 2017 International Aluminum Extrusion Student Design Competition were announced by the Aluminum Extruders Council. The top three winners of the competition realized many of the advantages that aluminum extrusions have to offer with their designs for an improved bike rack, electrical fencing, and stand for transporting medical equipment. Industrial lighting figured large […]

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    Call for Presentations – AEC Introduces Extrusion Design University

    The Aluminum Extruders Council (AEC) and the ET Foundation announced a new educational event focused on expanding aluminum extrusion knowledge for product designers, design engineers, architects, and others. Extrusion Design University – EDU ’18 is a two-day event scheduled to take place May 14-16, 2018 in Chicago, Illinois. EDU ’18 will feature one-and-a-half days of […]

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    AEC Launches New Webinar Series

    The Aluminum Extruders Council (AEC) is launching a new series of webinars aimed at engineers and designers who wish to delve deeper into the ins and outs of aluminum extrusions. The new series, AEC Aluminum Extrusion Tech, is intended to inform and educate those with some knowledge of aluminum extrusions but who are interested in […]

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    USITC Extends Trade Orders on Imports of Aluminum Extrusions from China

    Under the the five-year (sunset) review process, the U.S. International Trade Commission (USITC) determined that revoking the existing antidumping and countervailing duty orders on certain aluminum extrusions from China would be likely to lead to continuation or recurrence of material injury within a reasonably foreseeable time. Therefore, the Commission elected to keep current trade orders […]

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    Advocating for Fair Trade – Growing Momentum

    Aluminum extruders from around the world have formed an alliance designed to promote and defend fair trade practices.  The International Fair Trade Alliance (IFTA) is a non-profit organization created to bring together aluminum extrusion manufacturers and suppliers from across the globe for the purpose of promoting free and fair trade.  The Alliance, which began forming […]