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Sep 21, 2011, 10:00 ET

Constellium Joins the Aluminum Association

The Aluminum Association is pleased to announce the addition of our newest member, Constellium, to the Association's ever-growing efforts to best...

Sep 13, 2011, 16:03 ET

Kevin Person, CEO of Wagstaff Inc., Appointed Chairman of the Aluminum Association's Associate Member Committee

First Member Company CEO to Hold the Position ROSEMONT, Ill. and ARLINGTON, Va., Sept. 13, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today, Chairman of the...

Sep 13, 2011, 12:30 ET

Aluminum Industry Improves Efficiency, Lowers Emissions, and Produces Products That Help The Environment

Recycling, Energy Efficiency, and Product Benefits Key to the Aluminum Industry's First Sustainability Report ARLINGTON, Va., Sept. 13, 2011...

Sep 13, 2011, 10:47 ET

Aluminum Association Announces New Chairman, Vice-Chairman and Board Members

The Aluminum Association announced new Board leadership and changes to the Board of Directors today. Thomas A. Brackmann, President of Nichols...

Sep 07, 2011, 17:29 ET
Philip Robertson, GUINNESS WORLD RECORD(R) Adjudicator, verifies the new GUINNESS WORLD RECORD(R) for world's longest chain of aluminum cans at the Brown County Fairgrounds in DePere, Wis. today. The new record of 66,343 cans was set by Joe Cahn, The Commissioner of Tailgating and Green Bay area residents to celebrate the kickoff of the Can Crusade, a 17-city tour of NFL stadiums to remind fans that using aluminum cans during a tailgate is the smartest choice.  Assembly of the cans began at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 6, and the new world record was set on Wednesday, Sept. 7 eclipsing the former GUINNESS WORLD RECORD of 66,129, set by Hillcrest Primary School in South Africa in 2003.  (PRNewsFoto/Aluminum Association, Mike Roemer)

The Commissioner of Tailgating Crushes Can Record

The Aluminum Association today announced that the Commissioner of Tailgating Joe Cahn and a team of Green Bay area residents achieved the GUINNESS...

Sep 07, 2011, 10:07 ET

Auto Aluminum Usage Hits All-Time High, Expected to Aggressively Accelerate, New Survey of Automakers Says

Automakers are accelerating their shift to aluminum away from other materials for new car and light truck construction, as they seek to safely and...

Sep 06, 2011, 12:25 ET
Heidi Brock.  (PRNewsFoto/The Aluminum Association)

Aluminum Association Announces Heidi Biggs Brock as New President

The Aluminum Association is pleased to announce that Heidi Biggs Brock has been named its new president, effective October 1, 2011.  Ms....

Aug 15, 2011, 12:18 ET

New EPA/NHTSA Heavy Truck Regs Tout Aluminum as the #1 Material to Boost Fuel Economy and Cut Emissions

New commercial vehicle fuel economy regulations announced by the Obama Administration and embraced by truck and engine manufacturers, as well as by...

Aug 04, 2011, 17:01 ET

Aluminum Association Applauds New York Law to Encourage Sale of Aluminum Bottles

The Aluminum Association today applauded the New York State Legislature on its passage of a bill that will permit the sale of aluminum bottles in...

Jul 27, 2011, 10:44 ET

Aluminum Association Announces Recycled Aluminum-Inspired Photo Scavenger Hunt

Prizes Include Aluminum Backed iPad 2, Kindle 2, and iPod Nano The Aluminum Association is proud to announce its first photo scavenger hunt...

Jun 16, 2010, 10:49 ET

Automotive Aluminum Offers Greater Weight Reduction Potential Than Steel While Retaining Strength, New Study Confirms

Using aluminum in key automotive components can safely reduce vehicle weight by as much as 40 percent, compared to only 11 percent for...

Apr 01, 2010, 14:43 ET

Lightweighting Solutions Key to Helping Meet Tough New Fuel Economy Standards, Aluminum Industry Says

In response to the signing of the final fuel economy standards and greenhouse gas emissions rules by the U.S. Department of Transportation and the...

Oct 20, 2009, 13:45 ET

Aluminum Use in Electric Vehicles will Reduce High Cost of Battery Power for Plug-Ins and Hybrids, New Study Confirms

Opting for high-strength, low-weight aluminum over heavier steel structures for plug-in electric and hybrid vehicles can cut vehicle...

Mar 27, 2009, 13:51 ET

Powertrain Advances and Weight Reduction Both Critical to Meeting New CAFE Regs, Aluminum Industry Says

Today, the Obama administration announced new regulations for Corporate Average Fuel Economy (CAFE) levels for passenger cars and light trucks,...

Mar 19, 2009, 10:28 ET

Automotive Aluminum Use Reaches All-Time High In 2009

New Study Confirms Automakers Continue To Innovate With Lightweight Material - Aluminum content reaches an all-time high at 8.6 percent of...

Apr 24, 2008, 01:00 ET

Weight Reduction Vital to Helping Automakers Meet Proposed Fuel Economy Regulations

TROY, Mich., April 24 /PRNewswire/ -- The following comment in response to the U.S. DOT's proposed new fuel economy standards can be attributed...

Oct 22, 2007, 01:00 ET

Direct Greenhouse Gas Emissions Reduced Significantly Despite Growth in Primary Aluminum Production, New Life Cycle Inventory Report Confirms

LONDON, Oct. 22 /PRNewswire/ -- The International Aluminium Institute reported today industry survey results showing a 14 percent reduction in...

Apr 05, 2007, 01:00 ET

Supreme Court Ruling on Greenhouse Gases Reinforces Need to Consider Lightweighting to Curb Auto Emissions

WASHINGTON, April 5 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Reacting to this week's Supreme Court ruling that the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency can...

Mar 29, 2006, 00:00 ET

New CAFE Structure Will Benefit Consumers With Better Fuel Economy, Safety and Environmental Performance, Aluminum Industry Says

WASHINGTON, March 29 /PRNewswire/ -- Today, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration released a new rule to create size-based standards...

Mar 22, 2006, 00:00 ET

Habitat for Humanity Affiliates Promote Aluminum Recycling Programs to Compete for Grants

ARLINGTON, Va., March 22 /PRNewswire/ -- In communities across the country, Habitat for Humanity (HFH) affiliates are recycling aluminum cans to...