The newly announced member companies are A J Charnaud & Co, Fromm Packaging Systems, Herkules North America and Herr-Voss Stamco. Expanding its leadership team, the trade group elected Michelle O’Neill, Alcoa’s Vice President of Government Affairs and Trade Policy, as its Second Vice Chairman.

“Aluminium is vital to the U.S. manufacturing sector, which is absolutely fundamental to the strength of the U.S. economy,” said Aluminium Association Chairman Layle “Kip” Smith, President and CEO of Noranda Aluminium. “Our industry is poised for strong, sustained expansion. The Association’s membership growth and this expanded leadership team advance our capabilities to capture the myriad opportunities ahead.”

Commenting on the election of Michelle O’Neill to the newly created role of second Vice Chairman, Aluminium Association President & CEO Heidi Brock said “She is one of the top minds in the metals industry and a highly respected voice in Washington, D.C. We’re incredibly fortunate to have her on our leadership team as we work to expand our advocacy efforts and policy footprint.”

Aluminium Week 2014 focused on Aluminium’s impressive demand fundamentals, as well as industry investment in the U.S. Since 2013, the aluminium industry has announced domestic plant expansions expected to generate nearly $1.4 billion of investment and to create more than 1,000 full-time and temporary U.S. jobs. This surge in investment is primarily intended to meet projected automotive sector demand growth.

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