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AEC Releases 2022 Buyers' Guide

The Aluminum Extruders Council (AEC) has released its 2022 Buyers' Guide, spotlighting aluminum extrusion sourcing, design and production capabilities.

The newly updated guide provides concise alphabetical listings of extruder members, including press information, extruder plant capabilities, certifications and staff contacts. Supplier and producer members are cataloged in distinct sections with complete contact information and web addresses for easy access. The guide's easy-to-use sections include a geographical listing of extruder members and a comprehensive capabilities chart featuring each extruder members' plant locations, and manufacturing data such as press maximum circle sizes, finishing and fabrication capabilities and more.

The digital version of the guide is accessible online, and the printed Buyers' Guide is available to designers, material specifiers, engineers, architects and others upon request.

The guide highlights aluminum extrusions' abilities to assist architects in meeting net-zero emissions mandates such as LEED v4. This year's buyers' guide also highlights the challenges of the modern world and how manufacturers are stepping up to meet and exceed expectations.

"With the continuing challenges forcing businesses to change the way they operate, including supply chain challenges, many of the AEC's members have adjusted operations to provide increased extrusion capacity, safety measures for their employees and customers, and investing in employee training to work with robotics, automation technology and advanced manufacturing methods-all while continuing to deliver the highest quality products. AEC extruders responded to these challenges by adding extrusion and secondary process capacity, procuring raw materials and creative strategic use of technology offsetting labor shortages," said Mark Butterfield, Managing Director of Shape Corp.'s Aluminum Division. "I am confident our industry will be recognized for the proactive and effective response to COVID, rather than the COVID event itself."

The online AEC Buyers' Guide digital e-book is available for download at

For more information contact:

Aluminum Extruders Council

1000 N Rand Rd., Ste. 214

Wauconda, IL 60084


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