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    U.S. Imposes 200% Tariffs on Russian Aluminum Imports

    On Friday, February 24, 2023, the U.S. government joined the European Union and other nations in imposing new sanctions on Russia — marking the one year anniversary of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. The new sanctions target a variety of sectors, including a 200% tariff on aluminum imports from Russia and products from third-countries that incorporate […]

  • The vertical powder coating line at Tower Extrusions (L-R): James Lucas, project manager, Tower Extrusions; Tim Horist, North America service manager, SAT; and Lee Jones, finishing manager, Tower Extrusions.

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    Tower Extrusions Upgrades Its Vertical Powder Coating Line with Automation

    Tower Extrusions installed a new automated unloader for the vertical powder coating line at its facility in Olney, TX. The system enables the automated unloading of painted profiles from the coating line to ensure higher productivity, quality, and safety. Since being founded in March 1977, Tower Extrusions has continued to expand its operations — growing […]

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    Extrusion Jobs Pipeline for Members of the Military

    LIFT, the Detroit-based, Department of Defense (DOD)-supported national manufacturing innovation institute, has entered into a new education and workforce development partnership with the Aluminum Extruders Council (AEC). This collaboration will establish a nationwide pipeline for graduates of LIFT’s Operation Next® training initiative, funneling them towards jobs in the aluminum extrusion industry. Operation Next is currently […]

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    December 2022

    Cover An aluminum foil separation machine at Assan Alüminyum in Turkey, one of the largest foil producers in Europe. The company recently announced a number of sustainability strategies that include investments in new equipment for future growth. See article on page 6. Articles Assan Alüminyum’s Sustainability Strategy Targets All Aspects of Business Page 6 Impol […]

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    Lenox Group Orders New Nitriding System

    The Lenox Group started up a compact-size gas nitriding system for its aluminum extrusion plant in Bulgaria, where it recently expanded its operations with a second extrusion press. Faced with increased production and disappointing nitriding results from third-party processing services, Lenox decided to bring the nitriding operations in-house to improve die reliability through more stringent […]

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    Velux Group Takes Steps to Decarbonize Aluminum in Roof Windows

    Velux Group is a Danish company that produces roof windows, flat-roof windows, and accessories. Recently, the company has seen considerable growth, as more and more homeowners renovate their homes by expanding into attic or roof spaces. With buildings accounting for almost 40% of CO2 emissions, Velux realizes that it was crucial to consider the full […]

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    Reliefed Technologies Receives Funding for New Technology Center

    Reliefed Technologies, headquartered in Gothenburg, Sweden, will receive a €2.5 million grant and €3.5 million in equity from the European Innovation Council (EIC). The company was selected out of 1,000 applicants. “This financial support is a very welcome contribution and confirms the strength of our business plan and the competency of our team,” said Mikael […]

  • Project team members observe the commissioning of the new press at General Extrusions. (All photos: SMS group/OMAV.)

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    General Extrusions Installs Advanced New Press Line

    Based in Youngstown, OH, General Extrusions Inc. (GEI) is a family owned extruder of high quality aluminum profiles for the automotive, building and construction, furniture, and other industries. Recently, the company completed its first major investment project since 2000. The project includes the installation and start up of a new 25 MN, 8 inch extrusion […]

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    HAI Plans to Install Two New Extrusion Press Lines

    Hammerer Aluminium Industries  (HAI) is continuing to develop the consistent growth strategy of its group. The company recently announced plans to invest €100 Million in the installation of two new press lines, processing centers, and a logistics center at its plants in Austria and Romania. “With the new investments and the recent investments made at […]