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    AEC Joins the China Trade Task Force

    The Aluminum Extruders Council (AEC) has joined the China Trade Task Force (CTTF), an organization aimed at addressing structural imbalances in the global aluminum market that AEC attributes to Chinese government policies. Century Aluminum and the United Steel Workers are also CTTF members. “China is harming the primary aluminum market in North America,” said Jeff Henderson, […]

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    Aleris to Be Acquired by Zhongwang USA

    Aleris Corporation entered into a definitive agreement to be acquired by Zhongwang USA LLC, an investment company owned by Zhongwang International Group Ltd., parent company of China Zhongwang. Under the agreement, Zhongwang USA will acquire Aleris for $1.11 billion in cash for the equity, plus $1.22 billion in net debt. “We are excited about this transition to strategic […]

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    Students Invited to Enter the 2017 Aluminum Extrusion Design Competition

    The ET Foundation invites students studying design, engineering, architecture, or related fields to enter the 2017 International Aluminum Extrusion Design Competition. A total of $8,500 in scholarships will be awarded for First, Second and Third Place, as well as for the Bonnell Aluminum LED Lighting Design Challenge. There is no fee to enter the competition. Submissions will […]

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    Domestic Aluminum Extrusion Consumption Shows Growth in 2015

    The Aluminum Extruders Council (AEC) and the Aluminum Association released industry estimates of aluminum extrusion shipments in North America by major market for 2015. Among key findings, domestic consumption of aluminum extrusions in the U.S. and Canada (which includes imports), totaled an estimated 5.11 billion pounds in 2015, an increase of 4.6% over the 2014 total. This is […]

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    ET Seminar Proceedings for Sale – Individual Papers Now Available

    For nearly 50 years, aluminum extrusion technology breakthroughs have been delivered through the International Aluminum Extrusion Technology (ET) Seminar series, the premier educational event for the aluminum extrusion industry. This tradition continues with the Eleventh International Aluminum Extrusion Technology Seminar (ET ’16) to be held in Chicago, IL, on May 2-6, 2016. In 2016, the Aluminum Extruders […]

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    Innovations for Tomorrow – ET’16 to Present Cutting Edge Extrusion Technology

    The Eleventh International Aluminum Extrusion Technology Seminar and Exposition (ET ’16), hosted by the Aluminum Extruders Council (AEC) and the ET Foundation, will take place May 2-6, 2016 in downtown Chicago, IL. Held just once every four years, the ET seminar is an educational event presenting leading technical research and information for the aluminum extrusion […]

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    Extrusions Strengthen the Future – 2015 AEC Management Conference

    The Aluminum Extruders Council (AEC) released details about its 2015 Management Conference in Chicago, Illinois, scheduled for September 22-24, 2015 at the Hilton O’Hare Airport Hotel. The event will offer comprehensive education and networking opportunities for aluminum extrusion industry professionals. Rich in sessions focused on how the extrusion industry is “Strengthening the Future,” the conference […]

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    Addressing Aluminum Extrusion Fair Trade

    The Aluminum Extruders Council (AEC) posted an update on its ongoing work on the Chinese imports case, which looks to achieve and maintain the fair trade for aluminum extruders in the U.S. The announcement looks at the first annual Administrative Review, which came to an end in late 2013, as well as what can be expected […]

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    Ideas Taking Shape – Entries Sought for 2014 Aluminum Extrusion Design Competition

    The Aluminum Extruders Council and the ET Foundation are seeking entries for the 2014 International Aluminum Extrusion Design Competition. The competition is divided into two classes: Professional and Student.  Cash prizes and student scholarships are expected to total $20,000 — including a Grand Prize of $3,500. Cash prizes and student scholarships are sponsored by Sapa […]