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The speaker's experience in working with aluminum. Some statistics with regard to Canadian aluminum production. Reasons for the rapid increase in the use of aluminum and why the original producers are the ones who have always borne the brunt of expanding production facilities. The many unusual things about aluminum. The history of aluminum. Development in Canada. Research to develop strong alloys of aluminum. New techniques in rolling and drawing aluminum. The development of a real market. Sources of power. Going after foreign customers to sell aluminum around the globe. Effects of the depression. Power development at Shipshaw. Reasons why Alcan was able to expand aluminum production. Investment in Canada for aluminum production. Alcan's established policy of bringing down the price of aluminum to the fullest extent possible after a postwar recession. Looking toward new frontiers to provide low-cost hydro electric power in advance of the demand to further reduce the price of aluminum and thus expand the market. The development in British Columbia. Alcan ready to produce the required amount of aluminum quickly when called upon.