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2009 Press Releases
- December 11Consider Copper Cookware for a Traditional Holiday Meal
It’s not too early to think about cooking for the holidays. Whether you’re a professional chef or dust off your cookbooks once a year, consider copper in your kitchen. It’s the perfect complement to the creation of a traditional holiday meal, according to the Copper Development Association.
- December 10Research Center To Foster New Copper Technologies
The copper industry is pleased to announce today’s launch of a new joint public/private research center that will address energy efficiency, alternative energy, green building and public health for near-term applications.
- December 7Top 10 Reasons Consumers Are Talking About the Smart Grid
Imagine a day without using the Internet, email, a cell phone or a TV. Technology is as important to Americans as eating these days. But are we ready for the future? And what will it look like?
- November 16Call for Entries: 2010 North American Copper in Architecture Awards
The Copper Development Association (CDA), in collaboration with the Canadian Copper & Brass Development Association (CCBDA), is seeking nominations for the 2010 North American Copper in Architecture Awards (NACIA) program.
- October 15Copper's Antimicrobial Properties to be on Display at Healthcare Design 2009 Conference
The Copper Development Association (CDA) will exhibit antimicrobial door hardware and hospital accessories made of various copper alloys at the Healthcare Design 2009 Conference in Orlando, FL, next month.
- October 6Looking for a Science Fair Project? Think Copper.
Kids now are back in school and soon it will be time to start on science projects. Students can get a head start on the research and choose copper as a topic, the multi-purpose metal that’s been around for 10,000 years.
- October 6Improved Science Education Key to a More Competitive U.S.
It’s a sad fact. American school kids lag in science and math compared to students globally. But Copper Development Association (CDA) member companies are determined to do their part to turn it around.
- August 28International Apprenticeship Competition Showcases Young Tradesmen Honing Their Craft
With the heat pushing toward the triple digits, some of the nation's top apprentices were being pushed to the best of their abilities to weld, braze, solder, connect, calculate and troubleshoot.
- August 26Study Evaluates Antimicrobial Power of Silver-Ions Under Various Conditions
Silver and copper have been used for their antimicrobial properties for centuries. Now manufacturers are incorporating these metals into consumer products and making antimicrobial claims.
- August 19Travel to Copper Towns, USA
Looking for a great vacation spot? From Alaska to Virginia, take a look at the towns that grew up around the discovery of copper, the mineral that helped build America, according to the Copper Development Association.
- August 4Copper Industry Honors Recipients of 2009 Architecture Awards Program
A restored commuter train station on the Hudson River overlooking Manhattan, the Canadian home of the New Brunswick Legislative Assembly, and a century-old Italian Neo-Renaissance Revival style courthouse are among the architectural projects honored by the copper industry for their innovative use of copper and copper alloys.
- July 30Zebra Mussels Overwhelm U.S. Waterways in the Great Lakes Region and Beyond
Zebra mussels, a tiny species of mollusks that has become a huge problem in U.S. waterways, cause millions of dollars of damage annually. When it comes to dealing with this chronic problem, industry and wildlife experts look to copper with some hope.
- July 22New Research Is a Breath of Fresh Air for Heating and Air Conditioning Units
Antimicrobial components being tested for increased efficiency and odor prevention.
- July 1The Mettle of Metal: Copper Keeps the Statue of Liberty Standing Tall for 123 Years
Here’s a trivia question for the 4th of July. Why is the Statue of Liberty green? Give credit to the 31 tons of copper that make up the Statue of Liberty.
- May 28More for Your Money: Home Renovators Turn to Copper Products for Beauty, Function, Sustainable Value
In this tough economy, homeowners who can’t afford to sell or buy new, choose copper products to update and add value to their homes.
- May 12Richard C. Adkerson Named “Copper Man of the Year”
On June 3, 2009, Richard C. Adkerson, president, chief executive officer and member of the board of directors of Freeport-McMoRan Copper & Gold, Inc. and member of the Copper Development Association Inc. will be honored with the prestigious Ankh Award, naming him Copper Man of the Year in recognition of his strong leadership at Freeport and in the global mining industry.
- May 4Copper Industry Executive Receives Power Quality & Leadership Award
David Brender, of Closter, N.J., a Copper Development Association Inc. (CDA) national program manager, recently received the Power Quality Leadership Award for his contributions to the field of power quality.
- January 5International Copper Industry Defines Role In the Fight Against Hospital Infections
The copper industry is working together to answer one very important question: Can copper and copper alloys (brass and bronze) help curb the spread of bacteria that cause hospital infection?