Smelter Merger-mania

Smith, Brett C.
January 2000
Automotive Manufacturing & Production;Jan2000, Vol. 112 Issue 1, p30
Trade Publication
Addresses the impact of the merger activity in the aluminum industry on the automobile industry. Findings from the survey of the Office for the Study of Automotive Transportation; Several elements of the cost/price equation the mergers must addressed; Action taken by the Aluminum Association.


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