Statement by Dr. Richard Klimisch, Vice- President, Aluminum Association: The aluminum industry congratulates the Ford Motor Company on its bold fuel economy announcement, made today in Washington, D.C. "Ford's pledge of a 25 percent improvement in fuel economy over the next five years signals a growing role for lightweight materials such as aluminum." The aluminum industry is committed to continuing its work with Ford and other automakers to provide their customers with even cleaner, safer cars for the future. Over the last decade, the use of automotive aluminum has doubled across the board, and tripled in the fast-growing light truck category.