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    Novelis Opens CSC for the Automotive Market in Michigan

    Novelis Inc. celebrated the opening of its Customer Solution Center (CSC) for automotive aluminum in Novi, Michigan, near Detroit. The new $35 million facility will support the development of new aluminum components for automotive customers. The aluminum company welcomed nearly 200 attendees to its ribbon cutting celebration, including customers, suppliers, local leaders from the City […]

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    North American Industry on Pace to Achieve Record Levels of Aluminum Demand

    As part of its monthly Aluminum Situation report, the Aluminum Association released preliminary estimates showing 6.6% year-to-date demand growth for the aluminum industry in North America (U.S. and Canada) through the first half of 2022. This is a nearly 8% year-over-year increase over 2021 estimates. Since 2021, Aluminum Association member companies have announced more than […]

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    LOTTE Aluminum to Build Aluminum Foil Plant in Kentucky

    LOTTE Aluminium Materials USA LLC plans to invest $238.7 million to build an aluminum foil manufacturing operation on 40 acres in the T.J. Patterson Industrial Park in Elizabethtown, Kentucky. The new facility is a joint venture between LOTTE Aluminium and LOTTE Chemical, subsidiaries of LOTTE Group. The new manufacturing operation will focus on the production […]

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    Aluminum Still Makes Ford Trucks Tough

    By Rose Eaton, Light Metal Age. Ford’s use of aluminum began slowly over time, beginning with closure applications in hoods, fenders, and decklids, until it became an integral part of the Ford F-150 truck in 2014. Now, throughout each new iteration of the large truck, including the new 2022 F-150 Lightning electric vehicle (EV), high-strength […]

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    Advanced Annealing for Flat Rolled Aluminum: Interview with Piotr Skarbinski, SECO/WARWICK

    During the aluminum rolling process, it is sometimes necessary to either partially or fully anneal the sheet metal in order to adjust the microstructure and ensure to the formability of the final sheet product. In this interview, Piotr Skarbinski, managing director, SECO/WARWICK Aluminum Solutions, discusses the annealing process and the benefits of the company’s Vortex® annealing […]

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    Metal Exchange Corporation Acquires Medalco Metals

    Metal Exchange Corporation (MEC), headquartered in St. Louis, MO, acquired Medalco Metals Inc., a U.S.-based distributor of light gauge aluminum rolled products. Medalco will operate as a division of MEC. “Medalco’s specialty products and unwavering commitment to customer service align with Metal Exchange’s business model and growth strategy,” said Vijay Natarajan, executive vice president of MEC’s […]

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    Perforated Aluminum Façade Reflects Scenery During the Day and Glows at Night

    Architects Jestico + Whiles (J+W), with offices in London and Prague, have completed an aluminum-clad, three-story educational facility at the University of Cambridge in England. The building features aluminum on the exterior with brightly colored staircases and built-in furniture connecting study areas and a library inside. The architectural firm was commissioned to design the  building, […]