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Oregon's Primary Aluminum Industry
Oregon aluminum manufacturers and fabricators are located in: Clackamas, Lane, Multnomah, Washington, Douglas, Wasco, Umatilla, and Coos counties.  Although this industry employs less than 1 percent of Oregon’s statewide manufacturing employment, the industry's payroll was $73 million in 1998.  The Northwest aluminum industry uses about 4 percent of the total energy consumed in the Pacific Region (including Washington, Oregon, California, Alaska, and Hawaii).   
  The U.S. Department of Energy, Office of Industrial technologies helps industry research and demonstrate leading edge or emerging technologies. The following technologies are likely to become commercially available in the next year or two and will yield energy savings, waste reduction or productivity benefits for this industry.
  Recycling Aluminum Salt Cake 

Office of Industrial Technologies Report – Recycling Aluminum Salt Cake (pdf) 
Aluminum Fact Sheet about Converting Spent Potliner to Useful Glass Fiber Products (pdf)

Grain Refinement Fact Sheet (pdf) 
Office of Industrial Technologies Report – Microsmooth Process on Aluminum Wheels (pdf) 

Office of Industrial Technologies Report – Prevention of Molten Aluminum-Water Explosions (pdf) 
Office of Industrial Technologies Report - Novel Technique for Increasing Corrosion Resistance (pdf)

Energy Research Company Report – Vertical Floatation Melter

Office of Industrial Technologies Report – Vertical Floatation Melter (pdf)
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Industries of the Future - Aluminum 
 
The Aluminum Association 

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