Akzo Nobel Coatings, G2USA, Hunter Douglas Metals and SMS Millcraft Join as Associate Members
ARLINGTON, Va. and ISLE OF PALMS, S.C., April 9, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today, the Aluminum Association announced the addition of four new member companies during its Spring Meeting in South Carolina. Representatives from AkzoNobel Coatings, G2USA (GVA Krefeled GmbH), Hunter Douglas Group and SMS Millcraft were all in attendance to formally accept membership.
"We are thrilled to have these companies come on board to strengthen the Aluminum Association's impact," said Layle "Kip" Smith, Aluminum Association Vice Chairman and CEO of Noranda Aluminum. "The Aluminum Association works diligently to enhance the competitive position of aluminum. We look forward to working with these new members on issues that impact the aluminum industry and promote its sustainability."
The four new member companies are all joining as Associate members, firms that supply goods or services to the aluminum industry. These additions will bring total membership of the Aluminum Association to 95 consisting of 51 producer and 44 associate members, a record for the Association.
With locations throughout the United States, AkzoNobel Coatings produces, markets and distributes some of the world's finest coatings and specialty chemicals. G2USA is a Coral Gables, FL-based subsidiary of GVA Krefeld GmbH, a German engineering office concentrating on foundry technology, mechanical engineering and plant construction. GVA designs and supplies cast products such as dross pots, sow and pig molds, channels, anode yokes and other spare parts.
Hunter Douglas Metals, headquartered in Homewood, IL and a wholly owned subsidiary of the Hunter Douglas Group, is a key supplier and consumer to the aluminum industry of aluminum scrap, prime and value added products. SMS Millcraft LLC, a subsidiary of the German-owned OEM SMS Siemag, is based in Pittsburgh, PA and is one of the largest suppliers of off-line maintenance for metals producers in the United States.
"Our greatest strength is our membership," said Aluminum Association President Heidi Brock. "It's always an honor to have companies of this caliber join and strengthen the work of the Association."
The announcement was made during the Aluminum Association's Spring Meeting at Wild Dunes Resort in Isle of Palms, SC. Those interested in learning more about Association membership should visit alu.mn/joinaluminum.
The Aluminum Association, based in Arlington, Virginia, works globally to aggressively promote aluminum as the most sustainable and recyclable automotive, packaging and construction material in today's market. The Association represents U.S. and foreign-based primary producers of aluminum, aluminum recyclers and producers of fabricated products, as well as industry suppliers. Member companies operate approximately 180 plants in the United States, with many conducting business worldwide. For more information visit www.Aluminum.org, on Twitter @AluminumNews or Facebook.com/AluminumAssociation.