ARLINGTON, Va. - The Aluminum Association has established a new committee for its membership. The Building and Construction Committee was approved and officially became active. Newly elected chairman Eddie Bugg, Director of Sustainable Solutions at Kawneer Company, Alcoa, leads the group.

The committee joins the Can Committee and Auto Light and Truck Group to provide the Aluminum Association with a strong presence in all three major markets of the industry.

The group was created to support the Association’s Sustainability Working Group, which was established in 2008 to promote sustainability directly from the aluminum industry. The Working Group - which defined sustainability as “meeting the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs” - wants to see public policy, product promotion, and recycling come together to help conserve for the future. The Building and Construction committee will aid sustainability messaging through end-of-life recycling rates and use-phase environmental benefits of aluminum in Building and Construction applications.

The committee’s founding members include Alcoa, Hydro Aluminum North America, Indalex Aluminum Solutions, Jupiter Aluminum Corporation, Novelis Inc., Nichols Aluminum and Rio Tinto Alcan.