Update Regarding Positive Steps Taken by the White House for the Aluminum Industry resulting from today’s Executive Order, and the Decision late yesterday to Cooperatively Renegotiate NAFTA in place of a complete withdrawal that had originally been suggested


There are two significant events that have taken place in the past 24 hours, that are positive for the North American aluminum industry, and for free trade; we have been keeping you updated with relevant news and information obtained via our seat on the Aluminum Association’s Government Affairs Committee in D.C. Executive Order 232 directs investigation into Chinese dumping to assess the need for taxes and tariffs on imports from China and some other Asian countries such as perhaps, for … Continue reading

Further and Positive Update Regarding News About a Suggested Border Adjustment Tax (we believe now unlikely to apply to ABC) and Renegotiation of NAFTA (Greatly watered-down from earlier ideas). And a Joint San Diego- Tijuana Initiative Last Week with a Business Delegation to Mexico City to Promote the Value of the San Diego-TJ/Northern Baja Relationship and Economy


This adds to our February 22nd release. Regarding the subject of speculation about the Administration’s direction about a Border Adjustment Tax/Tariffs, and renegotiation of NAFTA, ABC has been staying on top of the information about this subject; we thought it helpful to provide a further update. It appears increasingly likely that what was being mooted about a Border Tax will NOT now happen. As mentioned at the beginning of the year, ABC is on the Aluminum Association’s Government Affairs Committee … Continue reading

Update – the Aluminum Association’s Government Affairs Committee has learned via their considerable connections within Washington D.C. that there is mounting push-back among Republicans in Congress against any Tariffs or Taxation on Broad Imports from Mexico.


ABC Aluminum has a Seat on the Committee and is therefore kept up to date with information emanating from the Hill. Below is commentary received today, being the most recent perspective on the new Administration’s objectives, and Congress’s position(s). The Tariff issue that has been in the news is one that ABC has been following closely and, as we advised in January, we want to ensure that we pass on any, and all, relevant information that we receive. The border … Continue reading

ABC Attends the first 2017 Meeting of the Aluminum Association’s Government Affairs Committee, held in Washington D.C.


Agenda: Meeting of the Government & International Affairs Committee January 26, 2017 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM 1400 Crystal Drive Suite 430 Arlington, VA 1-877-744-6641, 6010 Mike Belwood, Chair Call to Order – Mike Belwood, Arconic Safety announcement – Curt Wells, Association Antitrust Policy – Lee Simowitz, Baker Hostetler Approve November 2016 Minutes – Mike Belwood, Arconic Political Landscape in Washington, D.C. – Bob Harris, Nutter Harris; Jack Nutter, Nutter Harris; Rich Goodstein, Goodstein Associates Update on CAFE Regulation – … Continue reading

ABC becomes a Member of the Aluminum Association’s influential Government Affairs Committee


The Government Affairs Committee (GAC) includes specialist lawyers and lobbyists based in Washington D.C., as well as leading primary and secondary producers who provide input across a full spectrum of knowledge and experience regarding the needs and preferred direction of the industry. The full roster of primary and secondary producer-members is as follows: Mike Belwood, Arconic, Committee Chairman Anne Clawson, Alcoa Sonya Harden, Alcoa John Lapides, United Ken Willings, Aleris Tim Evans, ABC Aluminum Ian Littlewood, Rusal John Barneson, Kaiser … Continue reading

ABC exhibits at Tijuana Innovadora at the World Trade Center in Tijuana November 3rd to November 10th


ABC has been a proud sponsor of, and participant in, Tijuana Innovadora, now in its fourth biennial year. The purpose behind this very popular Expo is to create an experience for all in Tijuana and the surrounding cities and towns to enjoy and learn from.

The Mayor of Tijuana Dr. Jorge Astiazarán and other Dignitaries attended a Ribbon Cutting Ceremony today, to formally open the new Bypass Road, a joint venture between ABC and the Municipal Government of Tijuana, that connects ABC’s Plant with the main Highway linking Tijuana and the Border to the north, and Rosarito and the Port of Ensenada and beyond, to the south.


The Mayor of Tijuana Dr. Jorge Astiazarán and other Dignitaries attended a Ribbon Cutting Ceremony today, to formally open the new Bypass Road that connects ABC’s Plant with the main Highway linking Tijuana and the Border to the north, and Rosarito and the Port of Ensenada and beyond, to the south. This road was until now an unpaved gravel track, very rough and uneven. Although used, and with difficulty, by heavy trucks, for example to deliver ABC’s heavy new presses, the … Continue reading

ABC is exhibiting at Tijuana Innovadora between November 3rd and November 10th. This biennial event began in 2010 and has now become a tradition. It features and spotlights the strengths of everything great about Tijuana and the region, and is designed to educate and inspire schoolchildren and students, families and the entire populace about opportunities and successes within their community.


Industry and business, culture and entertainment, cuisine, services and much more are included in the packed program of events. It is designed to touch every aspect of life in the city, and extends and connects also to Mexico as a whole. ABC has fully supported Tijuana Innovadora since 2010. This has become a much- anticipated biennial celebration about everything that is special about living and working in Tijuana. This year, the expo will be held at the city’s World Trade Center … Continue reading

ABC welcomes the Mayor of Tijuana Dr. Jorge Astiazarán and Señor Xavier Peniche, Secretary of Economic Development for the City of Tijuana, for an official visit to dedicate the recently completed bypass-road and learn about ABC’s growth and role as a major employer in the region with staff close to 1250


Today, Wadih Kuri, President and CEO and Señor Jorge Kuri, together with Moises Guzman, CFO and Mauricio Villarreal, Plant Director, welcomed Dr. Jorge Astiazarán, the Mayor of Tijuana, and Señor Xavier Peniche, Tijuana’s Secretary of Economic Development, dignitaries, and their teams, who came to ABC’s main plant in the Santa Fe district of the city, on an official visit. Telemundo and photographers were present to record the entire occasion, that included a presentation followed by a complete factory tour. Currently … Continue reading

ABC completes new 150,000 Sq. Ft. production building

The new building, approximating to 150,000 Sq. Ft. has been completed.

A year ago, ABC purchased an additional seven acres of land adjacent to its 67 acres of property. The first building, completed earlier this year was to house the new Kautec Press. Now, we are pleased to announce, the adjacent building, approximating to 150,000 Sq. Ft. has been completed.