The Aluminum Extruders Council (AEC), based in suburban Chicago, is an international trade association dedicated to helping architects, engineers, designers and others discover why aluminum extrusion is the preferred material for use in building and construction. AEC enhances the growth of the aluminum extrusion industry, and in turn, assists architects in creating safe, cost-effective building and construction projects. Aluminum extrusion’s numerous advantages make it an excellent choice for architects looking to plan a new project.
Building and construction represents more than 30 percent of the demand for aluminum extrusions in the U.S. and Canada. Aluminum’s many applications in the field, from building staircases and sunshades to windows and skyscrapers, have made it one of the most versatile of all building materials while remaining lightweight, durable and recyclable. One-third the weight of steel and with a higher strength-to-weight ratio than vinyl, aluminum can become any shape with short lead time and uniform quality.
With over 60 years of experience in the field, the AEC knows how to help businesses in the B&C industry. AEC members account for over 100 extruding facilities producing more than 60 percent of U.S. total extruded aluminum. AEC’s initiative Keep Aluminum Windows (KAW) promotes the industry and educates officials and customers alike on the benefits of aluminum extruded materials. For more information, contact the AEC at (847) 526-2010 or by mail at 1000 N. Rand Rd., Suite 214, Wauconda, IL 60084.