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Learn About The Aluminum Extruders Council (AEC)

The video above features leaders of the Aluminum Extruders Council discussing the importance of the Council to the industry as well as the benefits of membership.

The Aluminum Extruders Council (AEC) is an international association dedicated to helping manufacturers, engineers, architects, and others to discover why aluminum extrusion is the preferred material process for better products.

AEC is focused on enhancing the ability of its members to meet the emerging demands of the market through knowledge sharing and best practices.

AEC provides resources for members to continuously improve and excel in their profession, as well as expand their operations and promote the industry.

Committed to helping its members overcome the challenges that arise in a competitive manufacturing environment, the Aluminum Extruders Council provides the following programs, initiatives and support services:

  • Educates designers and manufacturers on the advantages and applications of aluminum extrusions.
  • Publishes the yearly Buyers' Guide, a directory of member companies to be used as a buyer's resource.
  • Informs members about emerging technologies and industry trends via publications and educational opportunities* such as training sessions, online programs, seminars and conferences.
  • Collects, analyzes, and disseminates production and management statistical information to help benchmark operations.
  • Works with government and regulatory bodies on matters pertinent to the industry.
  • Offers technical and managerial publications and training events to keep the aluminum extruders knowledgeable of the latest important issues.
  • Provides numerous networking opportunities for members to exchange, discuss, and problem-solve their common challenges.
  • Advocates for North American aluminum extrusion industry interests.
  • Listens to members' concerns and allows for member input through various volunteer opportunities.


*AEC offers numerous conferences, workshops, training, and other events to assist members in developing a better understanding of cutting-edge issues and industry-related skills. Visit AECmeets.org for a list of the current conference and training events, most available to members only.

AEC Featured in Business View Magazine

In October 2018, the Aluminum Extruders Council was profiled in the online publication, Business View magazine. Read the article here.