Why Alcoa is pumped about new fuel economy standards

NashvilleBusinessJournalby Nevin Batiwalla, Nashville Business Journal, April 3, 2013

With higher national fuel economy standards on the way, automakers are making a big push to make vehicles lighter. Few are happier about that than Alcoa Inc., a leading global producer of aluminum.ashville Business Journal, April 3 2013

As automakers transition from steel-bodied frames to lighter aluminum, demand for the metal in vehicles is increasing significantly,saidChris Moore, an environmental engineer at Alcoa, which has an aluminum fabricating facility in East Tenneessee.

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