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3 Reasons Aluminum is Building America

empirestatebuildingThe first major use of aluminum was in the construction of the Empire State Building in the 1930’s. Since then, aluminum has been recognized as both an energy efficient and sustainable building material, with 25 percent of all aluminum produced used in construction.

Here are three reasons why this versatile and strong material has become a building essential.

1. It’s Sustainable

In today’s aluminum building materials, the estimated recycled content is between 50 and 85 percent. Buildings at the end of life-cycles can have aluminum components recycled to reduce the impact on the environment. Aluminum is one of the few materials that can be recycled an infinite number of times with no change in strength or durability.

Aluminum is also extremely reflective, reflecting back 95 percent of light and reducing cooling costs. The inclusion of aluminum makes solar cells more efficient. In fact, including aluminum in structures helps building projects qualify for LEED green building status.

2. It’s Efficient

In a world where buildings are getting taller, aluminum is a material that reduces weight. Modern skyscrapers would not be possible without aluminum. An aluminum extrusion is half the weight of a steel extrusion of the same stiffness and is less likely to fracture under pressure. Structures made with aluminum are 35 to 65 percent lighter than steel structures and significantly lighter than those made with reinforced concrete.

Despite its lightness, aluminum is also strong. Aluminum extrusions can very easily support the weight of large glass spans, allowing more natural light to shine into
buildings. Aluminum’s durability means it can serve its purpose for decades, reducing replacement costs, so a building utilizing aluminum is strong, easier to construct, lightweight and less expensive.

3. It’s Resistant

Aluminum building materials are weatherproof, corrosion resistant and immune to UV rays. Aluminum maintains its properties in both hot and cold weather and protects buildings from cold temperatures up to four times better than 10-centimeter-thick brick. Over the years, aluminum has become a popular material for outdoor building components because of its resistance to the effects of nature.

As a result of its light weight, strength, resistance and uses in energy efficiency, aluminum has become one of the world’s favorite modern building materials.

Click here to learn how you can include American Douglas Metal’s aluminum extrusion solutions in your next building project and receive a FREE project quote.

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Introducing Our New Website with “Metals Market” Shopping Feature

We are happy to announce the launch of our new website (http://americandouglasmetals.com), which includes a new “Metals Market” shopping feature. The new Metals Market allows customers to view and purchase from an extensive inventory of available surplus metals and exclusive products including aluminum coils, steel sheets and more.

With solutions for a wide variety of commercial and industrial applications, the updated website provides an easy-to-use navigation and modern design to present the detailed information needed to understand each of our products and services. Additionally, the update now gives customers, new and old, the opportunity to purchase precise surplus and aluminum steel products directly from the website.

“We are very excited about creating a more dynamic digital space for our customers,” says Jeff Raimonde, Vice President of Marketing at ADM. “The new metals market now creates a simple purchasing opportunity, providing the convenience of a quick and accessible ordering process.”

We have 40 years of experience delivering top quality metal products and services such as flat-rolled aluminum, flat-rolled steel and custom aluminum extrusions from our facilities in Buffalo, New York, Atlanta, Georgia and Orlando, Florida. As an all-in-one service provider and trusted source for meeting diverse metal needs, the new Metals Market now gives us the opportunity to sell and deliver products to a larger geographic region.

To visit our newly launched website, learn more about what we have to offer and to explore the Metals Market, visit http://americandouglasmetals.com.

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Transformer Manufacturers Look to Reputable Component Providers as Solution for Increased Efficiency in Time-Sensitive Projects

American Douglas Metals is supplying Strip Aluminum as a component of distribution transformers to manufacturers who value quick and reliable delivery.

American Douglas Metals Assists Transformer Constructors who Value Reliability and Delivery Speed in Electricity Transfer Accessory Production

Orlando, FL – American Douglas Metals (ADM), a leader in metal distribution, processing and fabrication for commercial and industrial applications, is supplying Strip Aluminum as a component of distribution transformers used to serve electricity across cities, states and countries.

As distribution transformers deliver the final electric power conversion to homes, businesses and industrial properties, the manufacturers of these necessary products realize the factors of success in the industry—quick and reliable delivery of their transformer’s key components.

To better serve its customers, ADM stocks 1350 EC Strip Aluminum for faster delivery to their clients, in comparison to what could take up to six weeks of delivery from a company ordering from a producing mill or a mill directly.

Recently taking advantage of ADM’s commitment to this industry, Moloney Electric was awarded a five-year contract with Hydro One through their timely distribution of transformers, enabling Moloney Electric’s transformers to service the entire province of Ontario, Canada.

While the need for quickly completed projects rise to fill demands of various countries’ infrastructure growth, powerful and efficient distribution transformers are vital to companies’ profitability—reinforcing the requirements of timely order fulfillment.

“The 1350 EC Strip Aluminum is an integral part of every distribution transformer, acting as a crucial transformer winding to reduce voltage usage, increase production and save the company money and energy,” says Jeff Raimonde, Vice President of Marketing for American Douglas Metals. “We supply this key component in a timely fashion so our customers can avoid production delays based on unnecessary wait times associated with order fulfillment.”

With ADM’s commitment of the production and stocking of Strip Aluminum, its industry partners can expect high quality service and express shipping with the benefits and advantages of working with a trusted metals supplier. ADM is proud to provide specialized information about their products through dedication and expertise in the field of metal manufacturing.

About American Douglas Metals

American Douglas Metals (ADM) is a leader in metal distribution, processing and fabrication for commercial and industrial applications with three locations throughout the United States — Orlando, FL, Buffalo, NY, and Atlanta, GA. As a premier manufacturer and processor of aluminum and steel, ADM offers more than 300 years of combined experience in the metals industry, playing a vital role in the processing and supply of metal products for top industries in the U.S.

To learn more about American Douglas Metals visit http://www.AmericanDouglasMetals.com.

For More Information:

JEFF RAIMONDE
Vice President of Marketing
American Douglas Metals
Email: jraimonde@americandouglasmetals.com
Phone: 407.857.3290

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What New Technology at American Douglas Metals Means to its Industry Partners

Four Axis Tekna CNC Machining Center Allows for Greater Productivity Levels.

Keeping on top of industry technology, American Douglas Metals prides itself on remaining competitive in the metals market. Knowing the importance of staying current with the newest machinery and the favorable effects it has on consumers, ADM sees these machinery investments as ways to increase production, speed and customer satisfaction.

Their recent purchase of the four axis CNC Machining Center not only ensures quicker turnaround time, but also provides more accurate and cost effective fabrication solutions—ensuring higher customer fulfillment rates across the country.

It is vital for ADM to manufacture its quality products utilizing premium equipment and machinery to produce the most dependable outcomes. With the use of the new CNC Machining Center, ADM has the ability to dramatically improve efficiency on work that involves fabrication on more than one surface of the extrusion—as opposed to the previous three axis Tekna CNC Machining Center.

American Douglas Metals is pleased to offer added value to consumers with the help of the new four axis Tekna CNC Machining Center. For more information on our new Machining Center and American Douglas Metals, please visit http://www.americandouglasmetals.com/metal-processing-services/cnc-machining-center.php

 

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American Douglas Metals Distributes the Most Elite Hardware

 ADM provides their clients with the highest quality window and door hardware available to the U.S. market.

American Douglas Metals is the exclusive distributor of Savio Window Hardware and Door Hardware in North America—handles, hinges, and tilt & turn mechanisms. These products are used for residential and commercial uses such as condominiums, hotels, schools, hospitals, and storefronts.

Formed in 1889, Savio has taken a large role in the production of hardware for aluminum windows and doors in Europe and throughout the rest of the world. The Savio trademark stands for absolute quality and all-around reliability in several countries in various continents.

It is vital for ADM to offer the finest hardware to its clients and customers –ensuring that they are given the most reliable products possible. From handles, to hinges, Savio S.p.A. manufactures and American Douglas Metals distributes the highest quality window and door hardware for the commercial aluminum fenestration market in theU.S.

American Douglas Metals is proud to be the exclusive distributor of Savio brand products. For more information on our Window and Door Hardware products, visit us at http://www.americandouglasmetals.com/window-door-hardware/index.php.

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American Douglas Metals will be Exhibiting at the Glass Build America Trade Show in Atlanta, GA.

Offering More than Your Typical Metal Manufacturer, ADM Values the Face-to-Face relationships that trade shows offer.

American Douglas Metals is always looking for ways to capture a fresh outlook on the industry and will be attending the Glass Build America show this fall. Along with showcasing its products, ADM is excited to be a part of the diverse gathering of professionals throughout all levels of the supply chain.

ADM is the exclusive distributor of Savio brand products and will be highlighting its window and door hardware for the grand event. They will also be giving demonstrations and distributing information for interested parties who also place importance on awareness of industry trends and quality products.

This year’s show will feature more than 400 vendors and 110,000 square feet of exhibition space, and will be in Atlanta September 12-14, 2011. Keeping in touch with industry standards, ADM looks forward to the opportunity to get a look at the newest products and knows how important it is to keep in touch with not only industry trends, but also industry professionals in a face-to-face setting.

American Douglas Metals is the exclusive distributor of Savio Window and Door Hardware. Take a look at our product offerings and request more information to find out what advantages we can bring to your company at http://www.americandouglasmetals.com/window-door-hardware/index.php

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U.S. Tariffs on Chinese Imports Brings Metal Production Domestic

Orlando-Based Metal Industry Leader has Prepared for Repercussions of Government’s Antidumping Measures

(Orlando, FLORIDA) — American Douglas Metals, a leader in metal distribution, processing and fabrication for commercial and industrial applications, has uncovered increased opportunity in the industrial metal marketplace as a result of domestic impact of tariffs on China’s metal product imports– an industry that more than tripled between 2006 and 2008.

Prepared for increased production, American Douglas Metals has equipped its staff to assist with growth factors, upholding their customer service and production standards at a time when government decisions have motivated an influx of domestic manufacturing.

“At ADM, we have always strived to set the bar high when it comes to customer service and timely order fulfillment,” says Vice President of Marketing, Jeff Raimonde. “With an emphasis on customer satisfaction, actions were made to align with the outcome of the Chinese tariff rulings, upholding these standards of which ADM’s reputation is based upon.”

Aluminum extrusion tariffs are just one of the many products imported by Chinese production facilities being affected by the antidumping measures put in place by American Officials. With other taxed items from China including tires, chickens, and cars, the tariffs give opportunity to domestic companies to regain global market share.

“With the aluminum extrusion business on the incline, we understand the importance of staying informed of trends, keeping a smooth flow of production during industry fluctuations to better serve our clients,” added Raimonde. “American Douglas Metals understands this necessity of close relationships with our partners, ensuring success for both parties.”

Demand for aluminum, steel and metal processing services is expected to continue increasing as the effects of the tariffs run their course and create hurdles for Chinese manufacturers—thus strengthening the position of domestic metal companies such as American Douglas Metals.

About American Douglas Metals

American Douglas Metals (ADM) is a leader in metal distribution, processing and fabrication for commercial and industrial applications with three locations throughout the United States — Orlando, FL, Buffalo, NY, and Atlanta, GA. As a premier manufacturer and processor of aluminum and steel, ADM offers more than 300 years of combined experience in the metals industry, playing a vital role in the processing and supply of metal products for top industries in the U.S.

To learn more about American Douglas Metals, visit http://www.AmericanDouglasMetals.com.

For More Information:

JEFF RAIMONDE
Vice President of Marketing
American Douglas Metals
Email: jraimonde@americandouglasmetals.com
Phone: 407.857.3290

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