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    USMCA Implemented Amidst Fears Tariffs Will Be Reimposed on Canada

    The Aluminum Association applauded the implementation of the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA), calling it an historic achievement for the North American aluminum industry. The agreement, ratified by all three countries, officially went into effect on July 1, 2020. “We greatly appreciate the efforts of the U.S., Canadian, and Mexican governments in ensuring this trade agreement guarantees […]

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    New Dates for the Extrusion Technology Seminar

    As with many aluminum industry events, the Twelfth International Aluminum Extrusion Technology (ET) Seminar had been postponed due to the novel coronavirus pandemic. The Aluminum Extruders Council (AEC) and the ET Foundation have announced the rescheduled dates and location for this esteemed event, now named ET 2021. The seminar will now be held May 11–13, […]

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    Associations Call for Aluminum to Be Labelled an Essential Industry

    The Aluminum Association released “American Aluminum Jobs: Essential to the Nation,” which provides a framework for policymakers developing economic stimulus and other programs in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. The document underscores the essential nature of U.S. aluminum production, fabrication and recycling and calls for a number of measures to support the industry during the […]

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    European Union Opens Anti-Dumping Investigation on Aluminum Extrusions from China

    The European Commission initiated an anti-dumping proceeding concerning imports into the European Union of aluminum extrusions originating in the People’s Republic of China. Their action follows similar efforts by the U.S., Canada, Australia, and several other countries across the world. The investigation follows a complaint by European Aluminium whose member companies are negatively impacted by […]

  • Craig Werner (right), currently vice president extrusion technology at Kaiser Aluminum, received the Mauric H. Roberts Award in 2016.

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    ET Seminar Committee Invites Maurice H. Roberts Award Nominations

    The ET Seminar Committee is now accepting nominations for the Maurice H. Roberts Award of Excellence. The namesake of this high honor, Maurice Roberts, was a pioneer in the aluminum extrusion industry and one of the founders of the International Aluminum Extrusion Technology Seminars. Established by the ET Seminar Committee in 1984, the Maurice H. […]

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    ET Foundation Calls for Extrusion Design Competition Entries

    The ET Foundation invites professional designers, engineers, and manufacturers to enter the 2020 International Aluminum Extrusion Design Competition. The winning entries from the competition will be displayed in the Extrusion Showcase at the Twelfth International Aluminum Extrusion Technology Seminar & Exposition – ET ’20, which will be held May 19-21, 2020 in Orlando, Florida. Celebrating 50 […]

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    AEC Launches Aluminum Safety Summit

    A newly expanded educational safety event for the aluminum industry, the Aluminum Safety Summit, will take place on October 15-16, 2019, at the Crowne Plaza Chicago O’Hare Hotel in Rosemont, IL. The event was developed by the Aluminum Extruders Council (AEC) in cooperation with the Aluminum Anodizers Council (AAC), the Aluminum Association (AA), and the […]

  • Jeff Henderson, president of the AEC, speaking at EDU '18.

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    ALUMINUM USA Hosts Enhanced Technical Conference and Workshops

    ALUMINUM USA 2019 will be held on September 12-13, 2019 at the Music City Center in Nashville, Tennessee. The event, which is presented in partnership with the Aluminum Association, will host an enhanced technical conference — which is comprised of technical presentations, panel discussions, and case studies to advance knowledge and share expertise across the […]