August 14, 2019

Chicago, Illinois – A new, expanded educational safety event, developed by the Aluminum Extruders Council (AEC) in cooperation with the Aluminum Anodizers Council (AAC), the Aluminum Association (AA), and the Aluminum Recyclers Council (ARC), promises to provide comprehensive and valuable information related to safety in the aluminum industry. The Aluminum Safety Summit, scheduled for Tuesday and Wednesday, October 15 and 16, 2019, at the Crowne Plaza Chicago O’Hare Hotel in Rosemont, Illinois, is a wide-ranging educational event that addresses issues related to aluminum extrusion, anodizing, recycling, casting and aluminum industry safety improvement opportunities.  

“There are many safety events presented throughout the manufacturing industry, but the Aluminum Safety Summit was designed to fill a need to address safety concerns specific to the aluminum manufacturing environment,” said AEC Safety Team leader Chip Dollins, Vice President of Operations at Service Center Metals in Prince George, VA. 

The educational event, geared toward aluminum industry safety personnel at every skill level, is comprised of sessions covering a wealth of topics, an interactive round table discussion and a tabletop expo featuring safety technologies and personal protective equipment (PPE). A dedicated conference website has been launched at

The Aluminum Safety Summit is comprised of General Sessions and Breakout Sessions that explore general safety management issues, best practices in safety and topics specific to the aluminum industry. Some of the highlights include:

  • Safety Culture and Organizational Change; Gary Higbee, SafeStart 
  • Chemical Containment and Spill Response; Genny Dwyer, Linetec 
  • Achieving Safety Excellence through Increased Employee Engagement; Brian Winters, OmniSource, LLC – Div. of Steel Dynamics, Inc. 
  • Molten Metal Safety; Curt Wells, The Aluminum Association 
  • Personal Responsibility; Tony Samento, Samento Industrial Training 

Case studies covering how a variety of companies in and around the aluminum industry improved their safety practices and records are also featured. 

Registration is open to personnel from member companies of the four organizing associations. A $100 early registration discount is available until Friday, September 13, 2019. Companies registering three or more personnel can qualify for the Team Discount of $50 discount per person in addition to the early discount.  For complete program and registration details visit the website at 


About AEC
The Aluminum Extruders Council (AEC) is a progressive trade association dedicated to advancing the effective use of aluminum extrusion in North America. AEC is committed to bringing comprehensive information about extrusion's characteristics, applications, environmental benefits, design and technology to users, product designers, engineers and the academic community. Further, AEC is focused on enhancing the ability of its members to meet the emerging demands of the market through sharing knowledge and best practices. For more information, visit the Council’s website at, on Twitter at @AEC_org or at

About The Aluminum Association
The Aluminum Association represents aluminum production and jobs in the United States, ranging from primary production to value added products to recycling, as well as suppliers to the industry. The Association is the industry’s leading voice, providing global standards, business intelligence, sustainability research and industry expertise to member companies, policymakers and the general public. The aluminum industry helps manufacturers produce sustainable and innovative products, including more fuel-efficient vehicles, recyclable packaging, greener buildings and modern electronics.  In the U.S., the aluminum industry supports $174 billion in economic activity and nearly 700,000 jobs. For more information visit, on Twitter @AluminumNews or at

About AAC
The Aluminum Anodizers Council is the international trade association of firms engaged in aluminum anodizing and whose mission it is to support its members—and users of anodized aluminum—through education, advocacy, and promotion. For more information, contact the Aluminum Anodizers Council, 1000 N. Rand Road, Suite 214, Wauconda, IL 60084-3102 USA. Telephone 847.526.2010; fax 847.526.3993;;

About ARC
The Aluminum Recyclers Council (ARC) is a newly formed nonprofit trade association, dedicated to the expanded use of sustainable recycled‐content aluminum alloys in manufacturing. The Aluminum Recyclers Council will promote and defend the domestic aluminum recycling industry and establish a business excellence program focused in the areas of operational efficiency, environmental leadership and worker safety. Visit the website at for more information. Join us on Facebook at, Twitter at and on LinkedIn by searching for Aluminum Recyclers Council.