Media Advisory: Aluminum Industry Executives to Discuss Industry Trends at Annual Meeting Press Roundtable

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The Aluminum Association will host a press roundtable during its spring meeting on the morning of Wednesday, April 10th. The roundtable will consist of a brief opening statement from our Vice Chairman Kip Smith of Noranda, followed by an open Q&A.

Senior-level executives from Alcoa, Noranda, Rio Tinto Alcan and the Aluminum Association will talk about trends in the aluminum industry during the Aluminum Association’s annual spring meeting. Following brief opening remarks, the executives will be available for a Q&A session. North American demand and consumption of aluminum are trending back to pre-recession levels, growing nearly 30 percent since reaching lows in 2009. Last year, North American demand grew 5.3 percent and consumption grew 6.6 percent. Increased housing starts and auto builds are positive signs for the industry as a whole.

Layle “Kip” Smith, CEO, Noranda Aluminum/Association Vice Chair
Jean Simon, President of Primary Metals, Rio Tinto Alcan/Association Executive Committee Chair
Randall Scheps, Marketing Director, Alcoa/Aluminum Transportation Group Chair
Kevin Lowery, Director of Communications for Global Rolled Products, Alcoa
Heidi Brock, President, The Aluminum Association

Wednesday, April 10, 2013
7:15 am EDT

Wild Dunes Resort (BWI Boardroom)
Isle of Palms, SC
By Teleconference: Please RSVP for dial-in information

Matt Meenan

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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, on Twitter @AluminumNews or

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