19 09, 2017

Taber Extrusions: A Look Back, a Look Beyond

2017-09-19T16:10:44+00:00 September 19th, 2017|

Since 1973, Taber Extrusions LLC has pioneered the extrusion of large, heavy and wide complex shapes to differentiate itself from the typical aluminum extrusion company. Since its inception, the Taber Extrusions brand has been synonymous with innovation, service and quality. All of our extrusions have, and will continue to be engineered, manufactured and tested in the United States. Taber Extrusions maintains its headquarters at the Russellville, Arkansas facility, with a Gulfport, Mississippi facility that includes a regional sales office, aluminum cast house and extrusion operations.

Today, Taber Extrusions continues to expand upon its operations and capabilities to retain the cutting-edge service that the company is known for.

Our recent aluminum cast house renovations now allow us to create aluminum billets in 8”, 9”, 11”, 16”, 20”, and slab sizes. We have unmatched access to the full range of aluminum alloys, without having to go through a middle man. Because Taber controls our billet casting, we have greater flexibility in our casting chemistry.
Learn more about our aluminum cast house renovations here: http://taberextrusions.com/aluminum-cast-house/

We also continue our production of a wide range of aluminum extrusion sizes and shapes. Our aluminum extrusion capabilities can now utilize both hard and soft aluminum alloys, of the kind found in aerospace, marine and military applications. The company’s profile capabilities range from industry standard extrusions to intricate custom designs that meet specific needs. Our standard shape catalog includes rods, hollows, channels, beams, angles, tees, zees, and bars in a wide range of sizes.

Learn more about our updated extrusion capabilities here: http://taberextrusions.com/aluminum-fabrication/

A modern aluminum extrusion company

After all this time, why do our customers continue to return to an aluminum extrusion company like Taber? It’s because we’re dedicated to innovation. We’re dedicated to finding intricate solutions for even the most complex extrusion request. While other extruders continue to focus on standard products and techniques, Taber’s work ethic and attention to the needs of the market allow Taber to create customized, versatile, high quality and market oriented products, that can satisfy a wide range of applications.

Want to get in touch with Taber? Our contact information can be found in the link below.


10 08, 2017

The Aluminum Extrusion Company Powered by Ambition

2017-08-29T17:03:01+00:00 August 10th, 2017|

In 1973, Taber Extrusions pioneered the extrusion of large, heavy and wide complex shapes to differentiate itself in the aluminum extrusion industry. Today, Taber Extrusions continues its tradition of breaking boundaries as an aluminum extrusion company that is a leader in the production of a range of quality aluminum extrusions sizes and shapes. The name “Taber Extrusions” has been synonymous with innovation, service and quality.

… but Taber is much more than a leading aluminum extrusion company. Taber is a company powered by heart, conscience, and deep ambition. Taber understands that employees are customers, too.

Taber exerts just as much effort in attracting, engaging, and retaining their employees as they do for their customers. Promoting a philosophy of “group achievement” has always been a primary focus, and this approach makes for longtime careers.  Meet forklift operator Arthur McCann, employed by Taber’s Gulfport, Mississippi facility for over 40 years.

“I began working at Taber on June 4th, 1976…. and I’ve only missed one day of work.” If you’d like to know what in the world caused Arthur to miss one day of work in 40 years, watch his video:


“I’ve received a great welcome.” Says Eric Angermeier, who joined the Taber team as President in early 2017, and spent over 20 years in the aluminum industry establishing senior level leadership roles including sales and operations management at multiple plant sites in the United States. “They are truly responsive to ideas, and willing to help me learn the business here at Taber,” he says. “With Taber being truly unique in the aluminum extrusion industry because of the large press extrusion sizes while offering both hard and soft alloys; we are able to offer what no one else can. That is exciting.” Read a recent article on Eric Angermeier from Taber’s quarterly newsletter, “The Shape of Things.”

When an entire aluminum extrusion company focuses on consistent delivery, exceptional service, dependability, and innovation, mutual rewarding is the result. Michael McDonald is the Co-Plant Manager for Taber’s Russellville, Arkansas location. 13 years ago, Mike applied to Taber as a temp, and was hired on full time within a few months. “The future for Taber isn’t written yet, but I see a very long and prosperous one. Taber has had a very big impact on the industry in its 44 years. We are continuing in our research of new technology and the possibilities of applying that technology or technique to our unique capabilities, so I think as long as we continue with what has made us successful, and continue to improve those areas, the sky is the limit for Taber Extrusions.” Read more about Michael McDonald.

Lisa Passmore, Inside Sales & Supply Chain Specialist at Taber adds, “I am proud to say I work for Taber Extrusions…when I say ‘Taber Team’, that is truly who we are – A group of people with unique strengths and skill sets working together toward a common vision.  My coworkers are the best!”

An aluminum extrusion company that possesses a compelling history often inspire an extraordinary kind of commitment amongst its workers. It is this very dedication that leads to a strong and successful corporate legacy.  Plant Engineering Manager at Taber Gulfport, Allan Sewell sums it all up in this bit of advice: “Be as well rounded as possible, be willing to put in a lot of hours, and look for opportunities to grow your company and your role within it.”

If you are interested in having Taber Extrusions as your full service partner or would like more information on Taber in general, give us a call at 888-985-5332.

You can also acquire details on Taber’s MBE supplier for aluminum extrusions status and commitment to creating diverse partnerships by visiting the MBE supplier for aluminum extrusions page of our website.

Interested in becoming a part of the Taber Team?  Submit your resume to careers@taberextrusions.com.

27 03, 2012

An Animation of The Aluminium Extrusion Process

2017-01-26T23:37:31+00:00 March 27th, 2012|

The animation illustrates a complete cycle of aluminium extrusion production, including die heating and transfer, billet heating, sawing, transfer to press, extrusion, cooling, sawing, stretching, stacking and ageing, and was developed and released by Sapa AB and Materials e-Learning Technologies under a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 unported license.

Watch the video and learn more about aluminium extrusions.

20 03, 2012

Stable Demand for Aluminium Packaging

2017-01-26T23:37:31+00:00 March 20th, 2012|

According to a recent article, on Packaging Europe’s website, aluminium packaging manufacturers in Europe had great financial year in 2011.


The article claims:


“At 401,300 tonnes (t) of aluminium foils, tubes, and aerosol and beverage cans, aluminium packaging manufacturers were producing almost at the high level of the previous year (2010: 405,000 t).”


The article also notes that there was an increase in beverage can production, and manufacturers of aluminium aerosol cans grew considerably and achieved a new record in production. Additionally, there was a strong demand for aluminium in the European markets of food, cosmetics and pharmaceuticals.


According to Manfred Mertens of Hydro Aluminium,


“Aluminium is one of the best-performing packaging materials. It has universal applications and excellent barrier characteristics – either as mono-material or used together with other packaging materials, in cases where food requirements and optimum protection of the content are the factors to be satisfied.”


Read the original article and learn more about the demand for aluminium packaging.


14 02, 2012

Aluminum Extrusions and the Green Building Movement

2015-06-18T15:33:39+00:00 February 14th, 2012|

When it comes to the search for environmentally friendly materials, aluminum extrusions surpass environmental guidelines.


Aluminum is one of the most common materials used in modern architecture, and, according to a piece on AmpedArticles.com, “As this metal alloy is capable of being extruded in hot or cold process, industry makers claim that this is much more beneficial in construction industry than any other metals used today.”

Extrusion can give utmost durability and using the metal alloy in the process of extrusion makes it highly eco-friendly. Aluminium is regarded as a great structural metal and is highly recyclable, helping to create a sustainable environment.

Click here to read the original article and learn more about how aluminum extrusions can be vital aspects in green building movement.

17 01, 2012

Aluminium Extrusions 101

2015-06-18T15:33:39+00:00 January 17th, 2012|

Thanks to the recent article, “Must Have Knowledge About Aluminium Extrusions,” we want to remind you  what aluminum extrusions is – the manner in which aluminum is forced through different dies to get different shapes.

Aluminum is the most common metal in the earth surface, and one of the advantages associated with getting aluminum extrusions from extrusions is that it that extrusion is a very simple and economical and environmentally friendly process.  As the article states, “The aluminum is forced up several dies and voila! Multiple shapes appear.”

Click here to read the original article and learn more about aluminium extrusions.

12 01, 2012

U.S. Aluminum Association signs MOU with Aluminium Association of India

2015-06-18T15:33:40+00:00 January 12th, 2012|

According to a recent article, in Metal Construction News, The Aluminum Association signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the Aluminium Association of India. The associations agreed to cooperate in the following areas:

• Recycling: Exchange information on effective recycling programs in the transportation, packaging, and building and construction markets.
• Sustainability: Promote aluminum as a sustainable material in the transportation, packaging and building and construction markets.
• Use Market Demand Data Exchange and Report Improvement: Exchange information on end use demand in the transportation, packaging, and building and construction markets, as well as data gathering techniques to improve the timeliness and accuracy of reports.
• Health and Safety Benchmarking: Exchange information on health and safety programs to promote and improve best practices.

Click here to read the original article and learn more about the metal construction market in 2012.

4 08, 2011

The 101 on Recycling Aluminum Materials

2015-06-18T15:33:41+00:00 August 4th, 2011|

Here are 10 important and interesting facts about recycling aluminum materials…

-A used aluminum can is recycled and back on the grocery shelf as a new can, in as little as 60 days. That’s closed loop recycling at its finest!

-Used aluminum beverage cans are the most recycled item in the U.S., but other types of aluminum, such as siding, gutters, car components, storm window frames, and lawn furniture can also be recycled.

-Recycling one aluminum can saves enough energy to run a TV for three hours — or the equivalent of a half a gallon of gasoline.

-More aluminum goes into beverage cans than any other product.

-Because so many of them are recycled, aluminum cans account for less than 1% of the total U.S. waste stream, according to EPA estimates.

-An aluminum can that is thrown away will still be a can 500 years from now!

-There is no limit to the amount of times aluminum materials can be recycled.

-We use over 80,000,000,000 aluminum soda cans every year.

-At one time, aluminum was more valuable than gold!

-A 60-watt light bulb can be run for over a day on the amount of energy saved by recycling 1 pound of steel. In one year in the United States, the recycling of steel saves enough energy to heat and light 18,000,000 homes!

To learn more about the process aluminum recycling, and how to begin recycling yourself, please visit Earth911.

26 07, 2011

Aluminum in Space – Next Stop Mars

2015-06-18T15:33:41+00:00 July 26th, 2011|

When the “Curiosity” rover of NASA’s Mars Science Laboratory Project is sent to Mars in 2011 to explore the red planet and determine whether the planet has ever – or still could – support life, aluminum will be part of the mission. The nine-foot-long, 1,875-pound robot is made mostly of aluminum and powered by a nuclear generator. Curiosity’s aluminum body is called the warm electronics box, or “WEB” for short. Like a car body, the rover body is a strong, outer layer that protects the rover’s computer and electronics. The rover body thus keeps the rover’s vital organs protected and temperature-controlled.

Exploring Mars is just another step in securing aluminum’s history in space exploration. Aluminum has played a vital part in space industry since its early days, and Alcoa has been a key supplier. Alcoa alloys and propellants have helped make many space milestones possible, from the first manned flight and the first moon landing to today’s Space Shuttle and International Space Station programs.

It started with Sputnik, the basketball-sized Soviet satellite launched into orbit on October 4, 1957, that was the first man-made object to circle the Earth. The Russian satellite that began the space race of the ‘50s and ‘60s, used the metal from a plant now owned and managed by Alcoa in Samara.

And in the Apollo space program of the 1960s, the tiny lunar module Eagle was built almost completely of aluminum – a brilliant piece of ultra-light ingenuity. One of the many bright ideas was to use aluminum coated mylar film instead of rigid heat shields. Every ounce of weight was precious, and “gift wrapping” the lander saved 100 pounds.

When the Space Shuttle Columbia made its maiden flight in 1981, Alcoa was on board helping to open up the solar system with powdered aluminum fuel that helped launch the shuttle and aluminum components in the main engine’s liquid hydrogen pump. Alcoa Aluminum Powder is used exclusively as a fuel in the reusable solid rocket motors for NASA’s Space Shuttle. After the last Space Shuttle launch, scheduled to fly in 2010, Alcoa is poised to provide aluminum powder for the next generation of space travel as well – the Ares 1.

The Ares 1 rocket will enable astronauts to explore space beyond low earth orbit with the goal of reaching the moon by 2020. But it’s not just the fuel that Alcoa will provide. Alcoa’s aluminum-lithium alloy 2195 thin plate is also being used for the Ares 1 crew launch vehicle. Alcoa’s Davenport operations will produce almost one million pounds of the thin aluminum-lithium material for this program. The Alcoa Technical Center is casting the aluminum-lithium ingot and shipping it to Davenport, where it is rolled into thin plate for additional fabrication.

Learnings from Ares 1 will benefit the Ares V, which will be the “heavy lift” cargo launch vehicle that will replace the Space Shuttle after its retirement in 2010, and will also feature aluminum. Ares V will serve as the principal launcher for missions beyond the Earth-Moon system, including the program’s ultimate goal – a manned mission to Mars after 2030.

To learn more about the future of aluminum in space applications, visit the Aluminum Association.

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