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AEC News
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 ....
Thursday, January 2, 2020
Announcing the Fenestration and Glazing Industry Alliance »
The American Architectural Manufacturers Association (AAMA) and the Insulating Glass Manufacturers Alliance (IGMA) have of...
Tuesday, January 22, 2019   (0 Comments - view/add)
U.S. Department of Commerce Confirms that Door Thresholds are Covered by the Scope of the AD/CVD- »
U.S. Department of Commerce Confirms that Door Thresholds are Covered by the Scope of the AD/CVD Orders on Aluminum Extrus...

ET '20 News
Wednesday, June 24, 2020
ET 2021 Registration is Open »
Registration for the Twelfth International Aluminum Extrusion Technology Seminar & Exposition – ET '21 is now open....
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
Monday, August 3, 2020
Pennex Extruded Products Names President »
Pennex Aluminum Company is announced that Chuck Stout has been promoted to president of the Pennex Extruded Products Divi...
Tuesday, July 21, 2020
Technoform debuts shearless thermal barrier »
AEC member Technoform has introduced a new, shearless polyamide thermal barrier for windows, doors and façade systems. Thi...
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...
Wednesday, October 2, 2019
Metal Exchange Corporation Names Rick Merluzzi As CEO »
AEC member company, Metal Exchange Corporation (MEC) recently announced that Rick Merluzzi has been promoted to Chief Exec...

Industry News
Monday, August 10, 2020
Trump Reimposes 10% Section 232 Tariff on Some Canadian Aluminum Imports; AEC President Weighs In »
On August 6, President Trump announced he was reimposing 10% aluminum tariffs on some aluminum imports from Canada during...
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...
Friday, October 6, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
George Koch Sons LLC Acquires Jessup Engineering Inc »
George Koch Sons, LLC Acquires Jessup Engineering, Inc. EVANSVILLE, IN – George Koch Sons, LLC a subsidiary of Koch...
Friday, September 15, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
U.S. Justice Department accuses Perfectus Aluminum of evading $1.5 billion in tariffs »
The Wall Street Journal reported today that the U.S. Justice Department has accused California-based Perfectus Alumninum...

Extrusion Applications News
Thursday, August 13, 2020
Survey: Aluminum Remains Fastest Growing Automotive Material, Emerging as a Preferred Metal for EVs »
Multi-material vehicle construction, onslaught of electrified powertrains and battery electric vehicle platforms drive alu...
Friday, July 31, 2020
Pendulum is swinging towards aluminum for EVs; consumption expected to accelerate »
“It’s been a long incubation period, but electric vehicles are swinging the pendulum. Aluminum is a higher performing mate...