The BGL Metals Insider addresses capital markets and mergers and acquisitions activity, financial and operating performance of certain publicly-traded companies, and trends and issues affecting the metals and metal processing industry.

Aluminum is set to surge against a backdrop of improving demand and as lightweighting trends favor substitution for steel, creating a ripple effect for downstream fabrication, tooling, and recycling. Aluminum sheet, casting, and extrusion suppliers are ramping up with investments in technology and manufacturing processes to advance innovation and growth. The fragmented, competitive landscape is evolving, with increased consolidation likely as participants seek partnerships to build scale and accelerate capability expansion.

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