With its use of aluminum set to grow when two high volume engine programs begin production (see Ward's Automotive Reports — March 1, '99, p.3), General Motors Corp. last week signed a 13-year contract to buy more than $1 billion of recycled aluminum. The automaker confirms the reclaimed alloy will be used in a variety of engines as well as other vehicle components. GM predicts aluminum content in its vehicles will rise 7% or more a year for the foreseeable future. The deal with IMCO ...

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