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    Hydro to Build New Automotive Extrusion Press in Denmark

    Hydro Extrusions is investing NOK 300 million (EUR 29 million) to expand its plant in Tønder, Denmark, with the installation of a new state-of-the-art extrusion press. The expansion project will enable the company to better serve the European automotive and electric vehicle market. “The Tønder plant is an important part of our automotive network, supplying […]

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    New England Extruder Expands

    By Andrea Svendsen, Managing Editor. Under the leadership of Momentum Manufacturing Group (MMG), Vitex Extrusion completed phase one of a $23 million capacity expansion project at its extrusion operation in Franklin, NH. This included the relocation of its fabrication department and the installation of a $13.5 million, 8 inch press line, which doubles the company’s […]

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    Shadowbriar Acquires Majority Stake in Benada Aluminum Products

    Benada Aluminum Products, LLC, an aluminum extruder in Sanford, FL, has changed ownership. Shadowbrier Capital Partners, LLC acquired a controlling stake in Benada from its previous owners Big Shoulders Capital and ABGB Capital, LLC, which maintain a minority stake. “Our management team is delighted to partner with Shadowbriar given its expansive vision for our company […]

  • Figure 5. An EV sill comprised of an 10 ft long extruded profile, produced by HAI to very tight tolerances using automatic straightening.

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    Straightening Complex Aluminum Profiles

    By Philipp Hettich, Laubinger + Rickmann GmbH & Co. KG, and Martin Hartlieb, Viami International Inc. Extrusions are increasingly used for complex parts in the transportation industry. They allow for very complex cross-sectional shapes and, therefore, integration of different parts and functions (like cooling channels) into a single extruded profile. The rapidly increasing electrification of […]

  • SAF double bending machine for aluminum fabrication

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    SAF Installs New Double Bending Machine for Aluminum Fabrication

    SAF, a global metals distributor, fabricator, and finisher, expanded its aluminum fabrication capabilities in Villa Rica, GA, with the installation of a new double bending machine. The machine enhances the company’s ability to fabricate complex decorative profiles, as well as provide faster service to customers. “Adding new machinery helps us stay on the cutting edge […]

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    Alcomet Starts Up a New Shop for Fabrication of Aluminum Profiles

    Alcomet AD opened a new workshop for the fabrication and mechanical processing of aluminum profiles in Shumen, Bulgaria. The new capabilities will enable the company to better serve the automotive market, particularly electric vehicles. “The project is the result of joint efforts of all sections in the company,” said Valeria Koleva, sales director of Extruded […]

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    Aluminum Feathers Commemorate Children with Unmarked Graves

    By Rose Eaton, Light Metal Age. Pro Metal Industries in Saskatchewan, Canada, manufactured 1,000 (11 gauge) aluminum feathers, supplied by ASA Alloys, Divisions of Canadian Specialty Metals, ULC, to support the native families of residential school survivors and remember the children who never made it home. Between 1863 and 1998, more than 150,000 Indigenous children […]

  • M-D Building Products buys aluminum extruder Cardinal Aluminum

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    M-D Building Products Acquires Cardinal Aluminum Co.

    M-D Building Products, Inc., a family-owned company based in Oklahoma City, has acquired the assets of Cardinal Aluminum Co. and its subsidiaries, Cardinal Architectural and Designer Moulding. M-D holds a leading position in the U.S. aluminum extrusion market, as well serving the residential and commercial weatherization, caulking, flooring, and installation markets. This acquisition will enable […]