January 2022

Andy Jr. Kireta

CDA names a new president & CEO

The Copper Development Association (CDA) announced the appointment of Andrew Jr. Kireta as the association’s next president and CEO, effective Jan. 1, 2022. He succeeds Thomas S. Passek. 

Kireta brings nearly 30 years of copper industry experience to the role. He has been with CDA since 1992, having previously served multiple roles in market development, strategy, and organizational management in regional and national roles, most recently as vice president of market development across all copper and copper alloy product and market areas. 

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A Bright Future for Recycled Copper

A Bright Future for Recycled Copper

Standards for the recycling of copper have steadily gained momentum in recent years. Now, an ASTM subcommittee is ready to publish its first-ever copper recycling standard, with more on the way.

For over 10,000 years, humankind has employed copper in everything from tools to ornamentation. Archeological evidence indicates that ancient Egyptians mined and cast copper for agricultural equipment, cookware, water vessels, and cosmetics, while pre-Columbian South Americans hammered and smelted it to produce decorative and religious objects.

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2022 NACIA Call for Entries

2022 NACIA Call for Entries

For over a decade, the north American Copper in Architecture (NACIA) Awards Program recognizes and promotes North American building projects for their outstanding use of architectural copper and copper alloys. The awards program showcases a wide range of projects, all of which highlight craftsmanship, attention to detail, and architectural vision.

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Using Copper to Achieve A Sustainable Future

Using Copper to Achieve A Sustainable Future

A more sustainable future relies on the use of copper. The need to build structures that are healthy for their occupants and use less electricity and water, makes copper the top material choice for architectural and interior elements, building system controls, plumbing and HVAC equipment, mechanical systems and appliances, and energy generation, storage, and electrical applications.

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Rare Angel Weathervane To Be Auctioned By Christie’s

This fine example of Americana craftsmanship is a masterful survival of the form, and, although the subject was rendered by several manufacturers, this model is exceedingly rare.
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Treasured Timepieces: Handcrafted Luxury Clocks in Brass

This Massachusetts-based heirloom clock company has handcrafted custom brass clocks for every president dating back to Truman.
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Submissions Now Open for 2022 North American Copper in Architecture Awards

Submissions are now being accepted for the 2022 North American Copper in Architecture (NACIA) Awards. Architects, designers, and sheet metal contractors are encouraged to submit projects completed in the past three years in the United States or Canada that featuring copper architectural elements.
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