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    Arconic Becomes Standalone Producer of Aluminum Sheet and Extrusions

    Arconic Corporation, headquartered in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, has began operating as a leader in advanced aluminum sheet, plate, extrusion, and architectural products used in ground transportation, aerospace, industrial, packaging, and commercial building markets.  This follows the announcement that Arconic Inc. would separate into two standalone companies — Arconic Corporation and Howmet Aerospace. Arconic Corporation will be led by CEO Tim Myers. “Arconic […]

  • Coast Aluminum

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    Coast Aluminum Starts Up Cut-to-Length Line in Washington State

    Coast Aluminum successfully started up a new state-of-the-art cut-to-length line at its facility in Kent, Washington. The company specializes in supplying aluminum products to the construction and manufacturing industries. The new line, supplied by ANDRITZ Herr-Voss Stamco Inc., a member of international technology group ANDRITZ, was designed to meet Coast Aluminum’s specific product requirements. It processes 0.25 […]

  • Aluminum Design Manual 2020

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    Aluminum Association Releases the 2020 Aluminum Design Manual

    The Aluminum Association released the 2020 Aluminum Design Manual. Updated every five years, the manual is an essential reference for engineers, designers, detailers, and architects working with aluminum in structural applications. “For decades, the Aluminum Design Manual has been a critical resource for anyone designing or engineering a structure with aluminum,” said John Weritz, vice […]

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    Økern Façades Use Hydro’s 75% Post-Consumer Aluminum

    Økern Portal, a building project in Oslo, chose Hydro’s CIRCAL 75R aluminum for its façade. The innovative office and retail building is one of the largest development projects in Norway. Scheduled for completion in 2021, the aim for the building is to create a sustainable community that offers office space conveniently located near to restaurants […]

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    Aluminum Extrusions in B&C Applications

    US10294673 — ROOF EDGE MOUNTING BRACKET FOR EXTENDED INSULATION — Metal-Era, Inc. (USA) — A roof edge mounting bracket preferably includes a base member and a vertical attachment flange. The base member extends outward in a horizontal orientation from the vertical attachment flange. A lower portion of the vertical attachment flange extends below the base […]

  • Purso Group

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    Purso Group Acquires Extrusion Manufacturer Nedal Aluminium

    Purso Group Oy, a 60-year old extrusion company based in Nokia, Finland, has purchased the share capital of Nedal Aluminium B.V. from Dutch company Hunter Douglas. The acquisition will enable Purso to double its production of aluminum profiles and components for building and lighting systems, as well as open up new markets in Central Europe. […]

  • Heron Hall Academy, London, U.K.

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    Architectural Aluminum Systems Bring Life to a Renovated Academy in London

    Heron Hall Academy in Enfield, north London, U.K., recently received a £17 million refurbishment, remodeling, and extension, converting it from a partly derelict technical college to modern 1,680-student secondary school. This renovation included the replacement of existing steel windows and doors with an extruded aluminum glazing system, as well as the construction of a new wing. […]

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    Updated Aluminum in Green Buildings Guidelines

    The Aluminum Association released the 2017 version of Aluminum in Green Buildings – A Guide to Environmental Declarations. The updated guidelines detail how life cycle assessments (LCAs) and environmental product declarations (EPDs) are awarded for green building credits in major rating systems, and what architects and designers can do to meet the requirements. The guidelines, […]