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The Politics of Fabrication and Manufacturing of Aluminum

It may sound funny, but the processes of manufacturing and fabrication of aluminum have become an integral part of the society that we live in today. As a result, there is a lot of politics surrounding the aluminum business. In particular, the polititians, business leaders and average people who care about the state of the economy have had an increasing interest in the technology and advancements surrounding the aluminum extrusion process.

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So why would the average person care about aluminum extrusion? That is a good question, and it is one we will attempt to answer here. In fact, aluminum manufacturing has been around for a long time. However, it is only in the past few decades that the process of aluminum extrusion has become such an important part of the manufacturing cycle, and thus it has become an important part of people’s lives.

Increasing Use of Aluminum

We have seen aluminum go from a metal that is among one of many others such as steel and iron, to become one of the foremost in-demand metals that are in use in manufacturing today. Aluminum fabrication companies realize that demand all over the world, and they are turning their attention to meeting that demand through worldwide expansion. In China, aluminum fabrication has become one of the leading industries that feed many other industries, and that includes the car manufacturers, airplane companies, batteries and other important industries. That has lead to these companies grabbing the attention of politicians in Canada, the United States and around the world.

The Role of Government

The role of governments so far has been to organize the laws surrounding the manufacturing and extrusion of aluminum. However, in recent years trade has come to the forefront. Aluminum is one of the metals that is most likely to be exported and imported. A number of aluminum fabrication companies around the world are working hard on exporting their products. And while most countries do not impose duties on aluminum products, some are realizing the need to do so. Politicians in those countries are putting together laws to protect the aluminum extruders in their respective countries.

Import and Export

Furthermore, importing and exporting of aluminum is gaining more attention for governments particularly in Canada, the US, and China. These governments realize the need to work together and to avoid any type of trade war that could slow down the pace of development in aluminum extrusion, manufacturing, and fabrication.

Technological Advances

The other area where governments are paying attention is providing tax incentives and grants to improve the process of extruding and manufacturing. In Canada, the extrusion process at Signature Aluminum has undergone a tremendous amount of innovation and progress. And that would not be possible without a pool of talented people who are working towards a more efficient and robust aluminum fabrication processes. The governments in local cities, as well as the province of Ontario, have been supportive of these developments. Similarly, in other countries, governments are encouraging growth and innovation because they realize the importance of aluminum to their economies.