Aluminum industry clawing back after recession: Noranda's Smith

Apr 10, 2013 | 03:11 PM | Michael Cowden

Tags  Aluminum Association, Noranda Aluminum Holding, Layle Smith, Kip Smith, aluminum demand, aluminum consumption, automotive, transportation housing

ISLE OF PALMS, S.C. — The North American aluminum industry is seeing demand recover to pre-recession levels, according to Noranda Aluminum Holding Corp.’s top executive.

Both demand and consumption have jumped nearly 30 percent since hitting recession-era lows in 2009, Layle "Kip" Smith, president and chief executive officer of the Franklin, Tenn.-based aluminum producer, said April 10 during a roundtable at the Aluminum Association’s spring meeting in Isle of Palms.....

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