ARLINGTON, Va., Dec. 21, 2016 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Aluminum Association announced today the addition of a new member company – JW Aluminum. The company joins as a producer member – a firm that makes or fabricates aluminum products.
"We are pleased to welcome JW Aluminum as our newest member," said Heidi Brock, President & CEO of the Aluminum Association. "As a leading producer of specialty, flat-rolled aluminum products, JW is a key addition to the Association as we work to chart a sustainable course for the entire domestic aluminum value chain."
With four aluminum mills throughout the country, JW Aluminum produces a wide range of top-quality flat rolled aluminum products, including building and distributor sheet, fin stock, cable wrap, aerospace foil and flexible packaging products.
JW joins the Association at a time of continued domestic demand growth for aluminum. According to the recently released Aluminum Statistical Review, demand for aluminum totaled 25.7 billion pounds through the end of 2015 – its highest level since 2007. At the same time, persistent global aluminum overcapacity is hurting many segments of the industry. Primary aluminum production in the United States has declined to its lowest level since the 1950s and imports of ingot and mill products have reached their highest level since 2005.
The Aluminum Association is committed to highlighting unfair and unsustainable trade practices to ensure the continued health of the entire domestic aluminum value chain. Recent actions include the initiation of an International Trade Commission investigation into the global marketplace, the launch of a new coalition – the Manufacturers for Trade Enforcement – and testimony on industry overcapacity in front of the U.S. Trade Representative and the Department of Commerce.
About the Aluminum Association
The Aluminum Association represents U.S. and foreign-based companies and their suppliers throughout the value chain, from primary production to value added products to recycling. The Association is the industry's leading voice, providing global standards, business intelligence, sustainability research and industry expertise to member companies, policymakers and the general public. The aluminum industry helps manufacturers produce sustainable and innovative products, including more fuel efficient vehicles, recyclable packaging, greener buildings and modern electronics. In the U.S., the aluminum industry creates $186 billion in economic activity. For more information visit www.Aluminum.org, on Twitter @AluminumNews or at Facebook.com/AluminumAssociation.
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SOURCE The Aluminum Association