A few months ago, Kit Emert, a trusted friend in our industry, told me that there was a man he had met that I should get to know. When Kit tells me something, I listen. His information and guidance over the years have proven to be “right on the money.”
He said, “There is a man in Spain that has really impressed me and has more energy than any three men have a right to have.” The man was Clemente Gonzalez Soler. Clemente owns and operates Grupo Aliberico, which is the parent company of several businesses. They operate in the following business lines: Coatings, Buildings, Transport, Foil, Packaging and Distribution.
This production facility produces Alucoil®, metal composite material sheets, Larcore A2®, and aluminum honeycomb panels. They also have multiple coil coating lines, including a coil coating line for powder coatings.
Their facility was spotless and spacious. Their quality assurance measures were abundant. Their labs were “state of the art” and active. They had invested in many automated measures to make their product efficient and controllable.
When you extrapolate this facility to the several other facilities within Grupo Aliberico, it seems almost impossible that this entire company has been built from 1996. Clemente started as an entrepreneur in that year and has built a substantial company from scratch in this very short period of time.
If his office was in Atlanta rather than Madrid, we could all say that the “American dream is alive and well.” Maybe we should say that the “Entrepreneurial dream is alive and well” and exists in many parts of the world.
These are exciting times to be in business.
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Alucoil North America, formerly Intrabond, is pleased to announce the addition of Grason Cook as National Sales Manager for North America. Grason will be responsible for executing commercial strategies in order to increase the specification rate and sales of our larson by Alucoil® brand aluminum composite material in the USA and Canada. Grason brings 9 years of experience specific to the architectural wall cladding market and a proven track record of developing demand for new product brands via intense architectural promotion. His previous positions included direct sales and market development responsibilities at both a major fiber cement wall panel manufacturer, and a major phenolic resin wall panel manufacturer.
Alucoil North America, the newest of 4 domestic continuous process ACM manufacturers, has embarked upon a major initiative to increase brand awareness and project specification rates of its larson by Alucoil® ACM with architects, designers, and specification writers. Hiring Grason is step one in accomplishing that objective and we welcome him to the Alucoil family. Grason may be reached by email at: firstname.lastname@example.org
Alucoil S.A. is a top-tier manufacturer of high-tech aluminum products for building & construction, transportation, and industrial application in Europe. Under the larson® brand, Alucoil offers a diverse line of unique product and coating technologies that complement its core ACM materials – including innovations such as powder coated coil, flat sheet, ACM, and a 100% recyclable A2 fire rated building panels. Alucoil is executing an aggressive global growth plan entailing simultaneous expansion into North and South America, as well as the Middle and Southeast Asia.
Alucoil is part of Grupo Alibérico, a leading European aluminum company with over 40 years of experience in the world of aluminum. Present in market sectors from building and construction, transportation, and packaging, it transforms over 100,000 tons of aluminum annually. The Aliberico team is composed of over 1,000 people and has manufacturing facilities in Spain and commercial offices all over Europe and North Africa. It exports to over 45 countries on 5 continents.
For more information please call +1 803-505-6543, email your current Alucoil North America contact, or email us directly at: email@example.com
INTRABOND LLC, a continuous process manufacturer of aluminum composite architectural wall panels located in the state of South Carolina in the USA, has changed its legal business name to ALUCOIL NORTH AMERICA, LLC.
INTRABOND LLC was acquired in late 2011 by ALUCOIL S.A., a leading European manufacturer of high quality metal composite materials and other wall cladding products. The name change will align the North American business with Europe as well as new operations in South America, where construction of an aluminum composite panel plant is underway in São Paulo, Brazil under the banner ALUCOIL DO BRASlL.
The INTRABOND ACM brand will be migrated over the upcoming months to the worldwide“larson®” brand and logo. Specification efforts will focus on promoting “larson by Alucoil®” to reinforce the company and product brands simultaneously.
Important points include:
- Company Name: ALUCOIL NORTH AMERICA, LLC has replaced INTRABOND, LLC as our business name.
- EIN / Federal Tax ID: Our EIN number will not change therefore, all established business operations will be transitioned seamlessly. All bank and financial references remain the same.
- Credit: Credit terms extended to customers will not be affected by the change.
- ACM Product Brand: “larson by Alucoil®” will replace Intrabond as our ACM product brand name. The migration will occur over a 4 month time period in which both brands will be used.
- Product Certifications: We are happy to confirm that all product certifications and approvals in the USA and Canada will not be affected by the name nor brand changes and remain valid.
- Purchase orders and Invoicing: As of March 5th, 2012, the business will change all letterheads, purchase orders, and invoicing to reflect the new nomenclature. Please submit all invoicing and purchase orders to using the business name Alucoil North America, LLC.
- Contact information: All current phone numbers, faxes, and emails will still continue to function.
- Website: The current Intrabond website will be migrated to reflect the new business name and ACM product brand over the migration period. Our new URL is already active at: www.alucoilnorthamerica.com
Alucoil S.A. is a top-tier manufacturer of high-tech aluminum products for building & construction, transportation, and industrial applications in Europe. Under the larson® brand, Alucoil offers a diverse line of unique product and coating technologies that complement its core ACM materials – Including innovations such as powder coated coil, flat sheet and ACM, and a 100% recyclable A2 fire rated building panel. Alucoil is executing an aggressive global expansion plan entailing simultaneous expansion into North and South America, as well as Middle and Southeast Asia.
Alucoil is part of Grupo Alibérico, a leading European aluminum company with over 40 years of experience and know-how in the world of aluminum. Present in market sectors from building and construction, transportation, and packaging, it transforms over 100,000 tons of aluminum annually. The Aliberico team is composed of over 1,000 people and has manufacturing facilities in Spain, USA, Brazil, and commercial offices throughout Europe and North Africa. It exports to over 45 countries on five continents.
For more information please call +1 803-505-6543, email us at firstname.lastname@example.org, or call your local Alucoil North America / Intrabond contact.
Intrabond LLC, manufacturer of aluminum composite material (ACM) located in Manning, South Carolina USA, this past 30th of September 2011 by Alucoil S.A., of Miranda de Ebro, Spain.