Posts Tagged ‘ Aluminum Extruders Council ’

AEC Files Circumvention Case Against China Zhongwang

Oct 27th, 2015

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Earlier this year, the Aluminum Extruders Council (AEC) made its case to the United States government on allegations of transshipment by Chinese aluminum extruder Zhongwang Holdings Ltd. Now, the organization is homing in on alleged circumvention by the company. Last week, the AEC filed a petition with the Department of Commerce accusing Zhongwang of evading […]

AEC to Examine How Extrusions are “Strengthening the Future” at 2015 Management Conference

Jul 13th, 2015

The Aluminum Extruders Council’s (AEC) 2015 Management Conference is scheduled for September 22-24 in Chicago. The event will focus on how the aluminum extrusion industry is “Strengthening the Future.” The conference will be held at the Hilton O’Hare Airport Hotel. The program will include general sessions, focus sessions and networking events, including a reception that […]

Prison Sentence for Extrusion Order Violation Could be a ‘Wake-Up Call’

Jun 4th, 2015


A year-and-a-half-long prison sentence involving the violation of aluminum extrusion orders could set the stage for future judgments. Last month, Armando Garcia-Vazquez was handed an 18-month prison sentence by a federal judge in Puerto Rico for pleading guilty to “conspiracy to smuggle goods into the United States.” Garcia-Vasquez participated in a fraud scheme to transship […]

Report: Tariffs on Chinese Imports Boost U.S. Aluminum Extruders

Dec 8th, 2014

Roughly four years ago, the Department of Commerce imposed anti-dumping and countervailing duties on imports of aluminum extrusions from China to give domestic extruders a fairer share of the market. According to one study, it’s worked out well for U.S. extruders, though the contest is far from over.

Aluminum Industry Responding to New Window PCR

Aug 12th, 2014

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The aluminum industry is challenging a new window Product Category Rule (PCR) developed by the Institute for Environmental Research and Education (IERE). PCRs are the guidelines used to create comparable Environmental Product Declarations (EPDs) among products that serve similar functions. An EPD could be considered a “nutrition label” for a products’ Life Cycle Analysis (LCA). […]

AEC Announces New Vice Chairman and Four New Extruder Directors

Apr 9th, 2014

The Aluminum Extruders Council (AEC) held its annual election of officers and directors at the 65th Annual Meeting & Leadership Conference on March 19 in Coral Gables, Fla. Richard A. Merluzzi, CEO of Pennex Aluminum Co. in Wellsville, Pa., was re-elected to serve a one-year term as chair of the AEC. Matt McMahon, president of […]

AEC 2014 Annual Meeting to Address Aluminum Extrusion Fair Trade

Feb 12th, 2014

The Aluminum Extruders Council (AEC) has announced that Robert DeFrancesco, an attorney with Wiley Rein LLP, will make a special presentation at its upcoming 2014 Annual Meeting and Leadership Conference. The session will be titled “The Rise of State-Owned Entities and Their Effects on Metal Trade: A Case Study, the U.S. Countervailing Duty Case Against […]

Deflection Limits Proposals Fail During ICC Hearings

May 7th, 2012

Two International Building Code (IBC) code change proposals, S175 – 12, submitted by the Glazing Industry Code Committee, and S339–12 by the American Architectural Manufacturers Association (AAMA), were disapproved over the weekend during the International Code Council hearings, which are taking place in Dallas. Both proposals, which were essentially the same, were also supported by […]

Department of Commerce Finds Chinese Aluminum Extrusion Imports are Being Subsidized Significantly

Sep 14th, 2010

Earlier this year the U.S. Aluminum Extrusion Fair Trade Committee, a coalition of U.S. extruders, filed a petition with the U.S. International Trade Commission (ITC) and the U.S. Department of Commerce (DOC) for redress from alleged unfair trade practices involving aluminum extrusions imported from China. Now, in a positive step forward for the U.S. aluminum […]