MONTREAL, June 21, 2011 /CNW Telbec/ - Aluminerie Alouette announced
today during the 49th International Paris Air Show that it is strengthening its partnership
with Aéro Montréal, and will make a 1.5 million dollar contribution to
its MACH initiative over five years. The agreement aims to support the
mission of Québec's aerospace cluster: mobilizing the players in the
Québec aerospace industry around common goals and focused actions to
increase cohesiveness and to optimize the competitiveness, growth and
expansion of Québec's aerospace cluster.
The aerospace and aluminum sectors work closely together, as several of
aluminum's properties, such as its light weight and malleability, make
it a choice material for many uses in the aerospace industry.
From this perspective, Aluminerie Alouette will also play an active role
in Aéro Montréal's many working groups and participate in projects such
as the MACH initiative, which aims to propose ways to strengthen the
Quebec aerospace supply chain in the face of the challenges brought
about by international competition.
''Aluminerie Alouette is pursuing its commitment to job and wealth
creation in Québec,'' declared Michel Gagnon, Vice-President of Finance
and Business Development at Alouette. "We are convinced the programs
that have been set up, such as Aéro Montréal's MACH initiative, are
reinforcing the performance and competitivenesss of Québec companies.
Maintaining a base of competitive suppliers on the global scene also
favours job conservation and creation in the aerospace sector, where
aluminum transformation represents a major industrial capacity.''
On her part, Suzanne M. Benoît, President of Aéro Montréal, said: "Aéro
Montréal is contributing to reinforce the positioning of the Québec
aerospace industry and ensure its sustained competitiveness among the
world's leading aerospace centres. We are once again delighted to be
able to count on the support of our strategic partner, Aluminerie
Alouette, so as to pursue the development of the Québec aerospace
Aluminerie Alouette's contribution will strengthen the individual links
in the manufacturing industry's supply chain - the subcontractors - so
as to accelerate its overall performance.
About Aluminerie Alouette
Founded in 1992, Aluminerie Alouette is an independently operated
company that produces primary aluminum. With close to 1,000 employees
and an annual production capacity of over 575,000 tonnes, it is the
largest employer in Sept-Îles and the leading aluminum smelter in the
Americas. The Sept-Îles smelter, featuring numerous innovations, is a
state-of-the-art facility. Aluminerie Alouette meets and exceeds
governmental standards with regards to environmental responsibility.
About Aéro Montréal
Aéro Montréal, Québec's aerospace cluster, is a strategic think tank
that brings together all the major decision makers in Québec's
aerospace sector, including companies, educational and research
institutions, associations and unions. Aéro Montréal's mission is to
mobilize industry players around common goals and focused actions to
increase cohesion and optimize competitiveness. By fostering the growth
and expansion of Québec's aerospace cluster, it intends to make this
industry an increasingly important source of wealth creation for the
Montréal region, Québec and Canada.
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For further information:
Marie-Claude Guimond, Director, Communications, Aluminerie Alouette
418 964-7335, email@example.com
Véronique Coutu, Senior Communications Advisor, Aéro Montréal,
(514) 987-9334, Cell: (514) 882-9791, firstname.lastname@example.org