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AEC News
Friday, May 8, 2020
Former AEC Chairman Walter E. Blankley is Remembered »
The Aluminum Extruders Council (AEC) regrets to announce that former AEC Chairman Walter E. Blankley passed away on April...
Wednesday, May 6, 2020
Jim Sanderson, Respected Industry Advocate, Passes Away »
James Sanderson, Former ET Chairman, Passes Away James Sanderson, a past chairman of the International Aluminum Ext...
Tuesday, April 21, 2020
AEC Announces New Board Members in Annual Election »
The Aluminum Extruders Council (AEC) announced the results of the annual election of officers and directors at the 71st An...
Friday, April 10, 2020
AEC Recognizes Volunteer for Outstanding Service »
The Aluminum Extruders Council (AEC) recognized one individual for his outstanding contributions to the Council during the...
Monday, February 10, 2020
AEC Releases the 2020 Buyer's Guide »
The Aluminum Extruders Council (AEC) has released the 2020 edition of its popular publication, the AEC Buyers Guide ....

ET '20 News
Wednesday, May 20, 2020
Winners Announced in the ET Foundation 2020 Aluminum Extrusion Design Competition »
Winning entries in the ET Foundation's 2020 International Aluminum Extrusion Design Competition have been announced on the...
Monday, May 11, 2020
Twelfth International Aluminum Extrusion Technology Seminar Rescheduled to May 2021 »
The Aluminum Extruders Council (AEC) and the ET Foundation have announced the rescheduled dates and location for the T...
Monday, March 16, 2020
ET '20 Postponed Due to Coronavirus Threat »
AEC has announced that ET '20, scheduled for May 19-21, 2020 in Orlando Florida, has been postponed. Read Announcement...
Friday, February 14, 2020
Hydro and Reliefed team up to research and develop new 3D solutions in aluminium »
Reliefed Technologies announced partnership with the global aluminium company Hydro to research and develop new 3D solutio...

Member News
Thursday, May 7, 2020
Jack Rochefort, Thumb Tool & Engineering Founder, Remembered »
Leland J. "Jack" Rochefort, founder of Thumb Tool in Bad Axe, MI, has died. He was 87 years old. In 2003 he celebrated 50...
Thursday, May 7, 2020
Rio Tinto Contributes $10 Million to support COVID-19 community initiatives Across Canada and U.S. »
From delivering critical equipment for people working in hospitals to providing practical support to communities and famil...
Friday, February 7, 2020
Pennex Aluminum welcomes U.S. Rep. Bill Johnson on a tour of their Leetonia, OH plant »
U.S. Representative Bill Johnson recently took a tour of the expanded aluminum extrusion plant of Pennex Aluminum in Leeto...
Tuesday, January 28, 2020
ASI welcomes Merit Aluminum as new Production & Transformation member »
ASI( Aluminium Stewardship Initiative) posted that AEC member Merit Aluminum Inc. has joined ASI as a Production & Tra...
Friday, January 24, 2020
Custom Aluminum Products Announces Executive Promotions »
AEC member, Custom Aluminum Products announces the appointment of Steve Dillett, President to CEO. Steve has been an int...

Industry News
Friday, May 8, 2020
Michigan Manufacturing Opening on May 11 »
Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer announced the opening of manufacturing on Monday, May 11, 2020.This will allow Michigan...
Monday, April 27, 2020
Alcoa to shut Intalco Works Smelter in Washington »
Alcoa announced on April 22 that the Intalco Works plant just outside Ferndale, WA, the last remaining smelter west of the...
Friday, April 24, 2020
The Aluminum Association Calls for Significant Reforms to Section 232 Product Exclusion Process »
In a letter to Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross , Tom Dobbins, President & CEO of The Aluminum Association, explained t...
Friday, March 20, 2020
Aluminum Extrusion Industry Ready to Assist in Time of Emergency »
Yesterday, the Aluminum Association released the memo American Aluminum Jobs: Essential to the Nation , which outlin...
Tuesday, February 20, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
M-D Building Products in Oklahoma City has acquired the Seattle-based Morse Industries »
Morse Industries will bring its experience in industrial metals for railing, shower, and architecture, along with an inter...

Extrusion Applications News
Monday, April 27, 2020
North American Governments Ready to Plan to Reopen the Automotive Sector in the Region »
In an announcement , the Mexican Government is in talks with the governments of the U.S. and Canada to reopen the automot...