17 10, 2012

It’s Aluminum Week!

2017-01-26T23:37:31+00:00October 17th, 2012|

As this post goes live — yes, this very minute! – There’s a lot going on in Chicago, Illinois. Aluminum Week, the annual industry trade show put on by the Aluminum Extruders Council (AEC), the Aluminum Association (AA), and the Aluminum Anodizers Council (AAC), has taken over the city…
For the aluminum industry, it’s as big as it gets, as some of the biggest names in manufacturing, chemistry, research, and production get together under one roof. This year’s theme is “The Road Ahead” and it’s got multiple meanings. The first and most obvious one is the notion of exploring how the aluminum industry moves forward successfully. However, we’ve talked a lot on this blog about aluminum’s usage in the auto industry, and this will be explored in several session panels, including featured speeches by representatives from the National Highway Transportation Safety Administration and the Alliance Of Automotive Automobile Manufacturers as well as a luncheon discussion entitled “Double-up on Automotive Aluminum.”
Each year’s Aluminum Week provides valuable insights into industry trends, from manufacturing processes to usage innovations; this year’s version should prove to be just as enlightening. Don’t worry, though — we’ll make sure to take a few minutes to enjoy some of that famous Chicago pizza.

17 08, 2012

Aluminum Week 2012: The Industry’s Look Ahead

2015-06-18T15:33:38+00:00August 17th, 2012|

It’s an exciting time to be in the aluminum industry. Auto makers are going full speed ahead with integration of aluminum bodies in the next generation of popular vehicles. Aluminum is involved in construction, reconstruction, and other infrastructure projects around the world. Even consumer interest in the aluminum recycling market is growing, leading to more efficient aluminum production that’s good for the environment.

The road ahead for our industry is an exciting one, and it’s no surprise that aluminum professionals are looking forward to the industry’s annual convention. Aluminum Week 2012 will be held from Monday, October 15 to Thursday, October 19 in downtown Chicago at the Renaissance Chicago Downtown.

As aluminum is increasing its presence for auto manufacturers, several speakers will explore this topic from a variety of perspectives. This includes, David Strickland, Administrator of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration; Mitch Bainwol, President & CEO of the Alliance of Automobile Manufacturers; and Michael Robinet, Managing Director of IHS Automotive Consulting.

Hosted by the Aluminum Association, the Aluminum Extruders Council, and the Aluminum Anodizers Council, registration is now open for Aluminum Week 2012. For more information or to register, visit the official registration page.

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