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Ducker Worldwide in the News: Aluminum and Steel Slug it out to Become the Lighter, Stronger Metal for Cars

The federal government's quest to double the average car's fuel economy by 2025 has intensified the long-running battle between steel and aluminum producers over one of their biggest customers.

According to Survey and Analysis conducted by Ducker Worldwide: Auto Aluminum Usage Hits All-Time High, Expected to Aggressively Accelerate

Detroit - Automakers are accelerating their shift to aluminum away from other materials for new car and light truck construction, as they seek to safely and cost-effectively lower the weight of vehicles according to a new survey of North American automakers conducted by Ducker Worldwide. The survey of automakers indicates that since lighter vehicles get better fuel economy with fewer emissions, aluminum is already the leading material in the engine and wheel markets and is fast-gaining market share in hoods, trunks and doors. The survey estimates automakers will increase their use of aluminum from 327 pounds in 2009 to 550 pounds in 2025.    

Ducker Worldwide in the News: Can Auto Makers Really Achieve 54.5 MPG CAFE by 2025?

The loud fight in the U.S. Congress over raising the national debt ceiling drowned out the announcement, but in late July, the Obama Admin. sealed an agreement with 13 major auto makers to implement the largest mandatory U.S. fuel-economy increase in history.

Smart Business Detroit: How Joanne Ulnick Steers Ducker Worldwide Forward by Living its Core Values

Each day, Joanne Ducker Ulnick encourages her team at Ducker Worldwide LLC to live the five core values that her father, William Ducker, established when he started the company 50 years ago. The only difference is that she has added a sixth value added to that list: “Ducker’s team members are our key asset which we support, develop and grow.”

Ducker Worldwide in the News: Momentum Returning Slowly for Window and Door Sales

Residential window sales are expected to inch up once again this year, following a modest recovery in 2010, according to a new report from the American Architectural Manufacturers Association and the Window & Door Manufacturers Association.

Ducker Worldwide Presents at CRU's 16th World Aluminum Conference - Full Presentation Available

CRU Events’ 16th World Aluminum conference gave attendees a comprehensive update and insight into the latest movements of the worldwide aluminum industry.  Attendees were addressed by leaders in the field of aluminum production and demand from around the globe during the three day conference.

Ducker Worldwide in the News: In Search of Weight Savings, Automakers Take Another Look at Aluminum

Now that federal regulators are considering proposals to raise fuel economy standards as high as 62 mpg, automakers are taking a fresh look at new uses for aluminum.

Ducker Worldwide In the News: Risks, Rewards Differ Among ACO Models

Under Medicare's shared savings program, which begins in January, accountable-care organizations can choose between two financial risk models.


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