VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA -- (MARKET WIRE) -- Sep 08, 2009 -- IBC Advanced Alloys Corp. (TSX VENTURE: IB) ("IBC" or the Company) is pleased to announce that, through its wholly owned subsidiary Freedom Alloys USA Inc., it has been accepted as an associate member of the Aerospace Industries Association ("AIA").
IBC is focused on expanding business opportunities for its advanced beryllium based alloys in the growing aerospace sector where beryllium's properties of high strength, light weight, stiffness and high thermal conductivity are increasingly important. In many aerospace applications there are no economic or performance proven substitutes for beryllium and IBC is committed to working with end users as a solutions-based materials provider to grow its market.
The AIA is the premier trade association representing all major aerospace and defense manufacturers in the United States. The AIA has more than 100 members operating in commercial aviation and avionics, manned and unmanned defense systems as well as in the space technologies and satellite communications sectors. In addition, the association has approximately 175 associate member companies all of which are leading aerospace and defense suppliers.
IBC's first official function as a new associate member was to attend the recent AIA Northwest Regional Meeting in Seattle hosted by The Boeing Company. At this meeting IBC had the opportunity to meet a wide range of senior engineering, design and procurement specialists from a variety of leading aerospace contractors to discuss material performance issues important in the aerospace sector.
"We are very pleased to have been accepted as an associate member of the AIA," said Anthony Dutton, President and CEO of IBC. "We are focused on growing our aerospace business and in spite of a difficult economy have made significant strides in developing new alloys and acquiring some important accounts in 2009. AIA membership is a privilege," continued Dutton, "and we are honored to be a part of such a respected industry association and look forward to their guidance and support as we develop our aerospace related business."
About IBC Advanced Alloys Corp.
IBC Advanced Alloys Corp. is an integrated manufacturer and distributor of beryllium-based alloys and related products serving a variety of industries including nuclear energy, automotive, telecommunications and a range of industrial applications. IBC has 61 employees and is headquartered in Vancouver, Canada with production facilities in Pennsylvania, Indiana and Missouri. Additionally, IBC owns prospective beryllium properties in the Western US and Brazil covering approximately 9,500 hectares. IBC is creating a dynamic global beryllium and advanced alloys company. IBC's common shares are traded on the TSX Venture Exchange under the symbol "IB".
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Contacts: IBC Advanced Alloys Corp. Ian Tootill Director of Corporate Communications (604) 685-6263 ext 110 Email Contact www.ibcadvancedalloys.com