DETROIT – If the aluminum industry can supply its material at three times the cost of steel, growth in automotive applications easily will outpace the 10% gains recorded from 1999 to 2002, an Aluminum Assn. Inc. (AAI) executive tells media here. "If we can get aluminum down to three times the price of steel, there’ll be more aluminum orders than we can handle," says Richard L. Klimisch, AAI vice president. He refuses to disclose how much more expensive aluminum is than steel. "We’re ...

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