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Nancy Molenda

AEC and Aluminum USA Announce Agreement



NASHVILLE, TN–October 2, 2018ALUMINUM USA (ALU USA), the event dedicated to the aluminum industry and the Aluminum Extruders Council (AEC), dedicated to helping the industry discover aluminum extrusion as the preferred material process, today announced a sponsorship agreement. ALU USA offers an exhibition and conference for all things aluminum: products, technologies and investments in the United States. ALUMINUM USA takes place September 12-13, 2019 at the Music City Center in Nashville, Tennessee. The Aluminum Extruders Council (AEC) brings an educational component to ALUMINUM USA with Extrusion Design University (EDU), which debuted in 2018 to positive reviews.

“We are delighted to announce our relationship with AEC,” said Michael Mandl, Group Vice President, ALUMINUM USA. “Working with AEC aligns us with key industry extrusion leaders and enhances the opportunity for attendees to learn and source efficient and cost effective cutting-edge solutions from leading suppliers. AEC is committed to helping its members and the industry overcome the challenges that arise in the manufacturing environment and is in perfect alignment with our mission and meets the needs of ALU USA attendees.”

“AEC is very excited to partner and collaborate with ALU USA to help create a comprehensive event for the entire aluminum value chain in the United States,” said Jeff Henderson, President, Aluminum Extruders Council. “Education is key. We are delighted to organize and collocate the second edition of Extrusion Design University with ALU USA. EDU was designed to increase knowledge of designing and engineering products using aluminum extrusions. The program includes educational sessions covering topics in various end markets, including architectural, automotive, and general industrial and product design, arranged in subject-specific tracks and networking opportunities. Both AEC and ALU USA are committed to delivering state-of-the-art insight, innovation and extrusion expertise for the benefit of industry professionals, designers and engineers.”

About AEC

The Aluminum Extruders Council (AEC) is a progressive trade association dedicated to advancing the effective use of aluminum extrusion in North America. AEC is committed to bringing comprehensive information about extrusion's characteristics, applications, environmental benefits, design and technology to users, product designers, engineers and the academic community. Further, AEC is focused on enhancing the ability of its members to meet the emerging demands of the market through sharing knowledge and best practices. For more information, visit and follow AEC on Facebook, LinkedIn, and Twitter.

ALUMINUM USA is the leading exhibition and conference for all things aluminum: products, technologies and investments in the United States. ALUMINUM USA serves as a platform that brings the aluminum industry together every two years. Approximately 1,500 industry professionals, including decision-makers from aluminium manufacturing and processing, distributors and industry associations look for new solutions and technologies from leading suppliers of raw materials semi-finished and finished products, surface treatment and producers of machinery, plant and equipment for aluminum processing and manufacturing. Follow ALUMINUM USA on Facebook, LinkedIn and Twitter. For more information, visit