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|ET '20 Postponed Due to Coronavirus|
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
ET '20 Postponed Due to Coronavirus Threat
March 13, 2020; Chicago, Illinois -- The Aluminum Extruders Council (AEC), the organizer of the Twelfth International Aluminum Technology Seminar & Exposition – ET ’20, has been closely monitoring the COVID-19 outbreak and the information and direction issued by the World Health Organization (“WHO”), U.S. Center for Disease Control (“CDC”) and various states, including the State of Florida, in handling this crisis and addressing the potential health risks to our attendees and employees. As we know, the WHO declared the novel coronavirus disease a global pandemic on Wednesday, March 11, 2020. In addition, President Trump acted this week to ban incoming European travelers, and the CDC (as well as other authorities) advise against large gatherings. In addition, we recently have been informed that a significant number of ET’20 attendees, speakers, and exhibitors are prevented from traveling to the Event due to travel bans imposed by their employers and countries.
The Aluminum Extruders Council (AEC) is the trade association representing approximately 75-percent of North American aluminum extrusion production. AEC 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 knowledge sharing and best practices. For more information, visit www.aec.org.About the ET Seminar
The International Aluminum Extrusion Technology Seminar is the world's longest-running educational event devoted to all facets of the aluminum extrusion industry, including aluminum profile production, die design and technology, metallurgy, equipment, and product applications. Founded in 1969, the ET Seminar will be celebrating its 50th Anniversary in 2019. The global technical seminar attracts industry professionals from more than 50 countries. ET ‘20 is produced by the Extrusion Technology for Aluminum Profiles Foundation (ET Foundation) in cooperation with the Aluminum Extruders Council (AEC). Learn more at www.ET20.org and follow the event on Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn.
About the ET Foundation
The Extrusion Technology for Aluminum Profiles Foundation has been established for charitable, scientific, and educational purposes to develop, promote, provide, and fund education and research related to aluminum extrusion processes and technologies. For more information, contact the ET Foundation firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.etfoundation.org.