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    Hammerer Acquires ‘Precision Profiles’ Manufacturer

    Hammerer Aluminium Industries (HAI), headquartered in Ranshofen, Austria, is acquiring a 100% participating interest in the South German company, LEAN Extrusions GmbH, a precision profiles manufacturer headquartered in Singen. In 2015, LEAN Extrusions already produced high-gloss aluminium parts for HAI as a 50% joint venture partner. The newly acquired company will operate as HAI Lean Extrusions. “We […]

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    AAC Releases Anodizing 101 Educational Course for Architects

    The Aluminum Anodizers Council (AAC) released a new online learning course for architects, designers, engineers, building developers, and professionals. The course is available on AEC Daily, a continuing education website for building and construction professionals. The Anodizing 101: Building, Construction & Design course was approved for continuing education units (CEU) by the American Institute of Architects […]

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    Bonnell Investing in Niles to Expand its Automotive and Specialty Markets

    Bonnell Aluminum, a subsidiary of Tredegar Corporation, announced it will be investing approximately $18 million over the next 12 months to fund an expansion project which will include the purchase of a new state-of-the-art aluminum extrusion line at its AACOA facility in Niles, Michigan. The new line will be comprised of a state-of-the-art 3,600-ton extrusion press, […]

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    New Green Building Guidelines

    The Aluminum Association released Aluminum in Green Buildings: A Guide to Green Building Development and Certification with Aluminum Products, which is intended to assist and support aluminum end-users—architects, designers, and engineers—in understanding how aluminum contributes to green building development and achieving certifications like LEED®. Based on key requirements of the current, most-commonly adopted green building […]

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    Dive into our June issue — The Buzz is Building Sustainability

      The June 2015 issue of Light Metal Age has launched! The digital edition has been released to subscribers and the print edition will be shipped next week. On the cover: The London Gateway Port Terminal in Essex, U.K., utilizes an external frameless aluminum curtainwall system that allows sunlight within the building, reducing reliance on […]

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    Students Invited to Enter the 2015 Aluminum Extrusion Student Design Competition

    The ET Foundation, the educational and scientific organization devoted to promoting and advancing aluminum extrusion processes and technologies, and Bonnell Aluminum are seeking entries for the 2015 International Aluminum Extrusion Student Design Competition.  Scholarships in the form of cash awards will be presented to the top designs.  Bonnell Aluminum will be the sole sponsor for […]

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    Winners of the European Aluminium Award 2014 reveal the innovative strength of aluminum

    Every two years, the European Aluminium Awards are given to products or projects in which aluminum has been applied in an innovative manner. Industrial designers, manufactures, importers, architects, builders, and artists can enter the competition in various categories.Judging criteria includes originality and functionality of the use of materials, functionality of the product, design, durability (in […]

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    European Aluminium Awards to be presented at ALUMINIUM 2014

    The European Aluminium Awards will be handed out on October 7th at the Award Gala during the ALUMINIUM 2014 international world trade fair, which will be held October 7-9 at Messe Düsseldorf in Germany. All winners and nominees will be on display in the Award Pavilion in Hall 13, the dazzling heart of innovation at this […]