These additions bring total membership in the Association to 107 companies, a record for the 82-year-old trade association. The three firms join as associate members – firms that supply the North American aluminium industry with goods and services.
“Continuing to grow the membership is a key priority of the Aluminum Association,” said Heidi Brock, President & CEO of the Aluminum Association. “As aluminium expands into new and diverse markets, the more voices we can have at the table representing the industry, the better off we are as a trade association.”
The new member additions come at a time of continued domestic demand growth for aluminium. According to preliminary Aluminum Association data, domestic industry shipments have increased nearly four percent, while mill product orders are up nearly six percent, year-to-date in 2015. Since 2013, Aluminum Association member companies have announced domestic plant expansions and planned investment totalling more than $2.3 billion. The increase in investment is intended to capture and meet anticipated demand growth for aluminium in the automotive sector as automakers strive to make lighter and more fuel-efficient vehicles. The investments announced to date could increase industry auto sheet capacity by more than two billion pounds over the next decade.
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