Show Recap

Revisit the 2017 Show

ALUMINUM USA serves as a platform that brings the aluminum industry together every two years. Approximately 1,500 industry professionals, including decision-makers from aluminum manufacturing and processing, distributors and industry associations look for new solutions and technologies from leading suppliers of raw materials semi-finished and finished products, surface treatment and producers of machinery, plant and equipment for aluminum processing and manufacturing.

  • 13% increase in attendance from ALU USA 2015
  • Significant increase in representation in the sectors of Aircraft and Aerospace; Automotive; Building and Construction and Engineering
  • 23% increase in exhibiting companies over 2015


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    September 12-13, 2019 | Music City Center | Nashville, TN

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  • Press Releases

    • October 4, 2017
      Carbinite LSR Streamliner To Be Featured At Aluminum USA
    • September 28, 2017
      Aluminum USA To Feature Business Connections To Increase Networking And Enhance Event Experience
    • September 13, 2017
      ALUMINUM USA Conference To Address All Aspects of Aluminum Value Stream


  • Education

    ALUMINUM USA 2017 featured a first-rate, curated conference program addressing all aspects of the aluminum value stream.

    Highlights include:

    • Competing in Today's Global Aluminum Market: Featured Panel
    • Aluminum Packaging Seminar
    • The Fundamentals of Aluminum Casting Safety
    • Aluminum Extrusion Alloys Selection to Lightweighting Programs
    • Nissan Smyrna Vehicle Assembly Plant Tour

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  • Testimonials

    • “We have nothing but positive things to say about the show and team as a whole. We were happy with our booth location and are rebooking for 2019; we are also thinking about exhibiting at ALUMINUM Germany show as well. We have taken advantage of the Business Connections app and Lead Retrieval and have been generating a ton of show leads these past two days.” Giles Garrison, Jr., Manager, Americas Training Services, Cold Jet.
    • “The contacts and excitement has increased significantly since the inaugural show in Detroit two years ago. The event seems to be gaining momentum as the aluminum destination in North America not only for US companies, but global companies as well.” Turina McClelland, Marketing and Publications Manager, Wagstaff.
    • “Aluminum – USA 2017 provided a superlative platform upon which to have meaningful discussions and share industry insights from Industry experts with regard to the growing and strategic use of aluminum. The presentations were engaging and practical, and the networking opportunities with all sectors of the Industry allowed the opportunity to build and enhance business relationships that are imperative to the future success of the aluminum industry.” Jim Dickson, Director-Global Automotive Strategy-Commercial, Primary Metal, Rio Tinto
    • "We are delighted with the level of industry participation. This year's ALU USA brought together over 1,500 key industry professionals looking to share expertise, find solutions and explore innovation in an effort to reduce cost, increase productivity and maximize efficiency. Our collaboration with The Aluminum Association underscores our shared commitment to advance knowledge and innovation along the entire aluminum value chain. We believe ALU USA represents the future of development and is the industry resource for the aluminum industry." Melissa Ashley, Senior Vice President, ALUMINUM USA.
    • “To meet the auto industry’s increasing demand for aluminum, this year’s event took place at a new venue, Music City Center, in Nashville, Tennessee. With hundreds of exhibitors and a conference program highlighting critical market issues, we had higher attendance and an expanded trade show floor and greater participation throughout the value chain over 2015; we believe Nashville is the place to be for the aluminium industry moving forward.” Heidi Brock, President and Chief Executive Officer, The Aluminum Association
    • As the primary method of growing our business, Carbinite Metal Coatings has exhibited at many, many trade shows over the last 20 years. This year, 2017, was the first year we exhibited at Aluminum USA. We were more than pleased with the experience as a whole. Aluminum USA ranks as one of the best, if not “the” best organized show in which we have participated. Aluminum USA is a well-run event that brings together a unique group of individuals specializing in processing, recycling, fabricating, and coating of aluminum and other specialty materials. Aluminum USA not only offers the opportunity for face-to-face contact with others in the industry, it also provides numerous presentations and conferences for participants to learn about new and emerging technology...
    • ...The staff and crew were prompt and courteous, taking great care of us from the initial planning stages to the final tear down of our booth. Each staff member was very competent and took a genuine interest in assuring our experience was positive, and that everything went smoothly for us. All of our needs were met. All of our expectations were exceeded. Our company made twice as many positive quality contacts than we were anticipating. Within days of the show close, we are in talks with multiple leads that are great fits for our company and can benefit from our product. We feel the show will give us a great return on investment. We will definitely participate again in the future. Sue Freyvogel, Carbinite Metal Coatings

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