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Alcoa
201 Isabella Street
Pittsburgh
PA 15212-5858
USA
[t] +1 412 553 4545
[f] +1 412 553 4498
Alcoa is a leading producer of primary aluminium, fabricated aluminium and alumina and is active in all major aspects of the industry. It serves the aerospace, automotive, packaging, building and construction, commercial transportation and industrial markets, bringing design, engineering, production, and other capabilities of Alcoa's businesses as a single solution to customers. The company has 120 000 employees in 41 countries.

In addition to aluminium products and components, Alcoa also makes and markets consumer brands including Reynolds Wrap, Alcoa wheels, and Baco household wraps. Among its other businesses are vinyl siding, closures, fastening systems, precision castings, and electrical distribution systems for cars and trucks.

Alcoa makes a very sustainable product: almost 70% of the aluminium ever produced is still in use, equalling 480 million tonnes of a total 690 million tonnes manufactured since 1886.
Alcoa-SIE Cargo Conversions redelivers first 757-200ASF
03 September, 2007
Alcoa Inc. announced the first redelivery of its Alcoa-SIE Cargo Conversions 757-200ASF freighter conversion program. The converted freighter (MSN 24235) was redelivered to Babcock & Brown Aircraft Management.
Alcoa signs MOU with India's Council of Scientific & Industrial Research
02 September, 2007
Alcoa announced that it has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with India
Alcoa Wheel Products introduces new InTire(TM) Management System
01 September, 2007
Alcoa Wheel Products broadens its area of expertise and services with the introduction of its new InTire Management System.
Alcoa Forged Specialty Wheels launches pro series and adventure series wheel lines
31 August, 2007
Alcoa Forged Specialty Wheels, a Cleveland-based business unit of Alcoa Inc., announced the expansion of their off-road light truck product line to include the new Pro Series and Adventure Series wheel lines to their existing product catalog of Classics.
Alcoa provides structural design and engineering for GM's Sequel
30 August, 2007
Alcoa announced that it contributed structural design, engineering and manufacturing expertise, fabricated more than 300 aluminum structural components and built the bodies-in-white for the Chevrolet Sequel
Alcoa opens first plant in Bulgaria to produce consumer products
29 August, 2007
Alcoa announced that it has opened a plant in Stara Zagora, Bulgaria, to produce household wraps products, including foil, film and disposer bags. This is the first Alcoa facility in Bulgaria, making it the 43rd country in which the company manufactures products in addition to its sales and marketing offices throughout the world. The plant will produce packaging products under the Reynolds(R) brand and Baco(R) brand names for the retail markets in the U.K., Eastern Europe and the Middle East.
Alcoa's Howmet Operation in Michigan installs new furnace equipped with latest control technology
28 August, 2007
Alcoa's Howmet Products and Services business celebrated the 'first pour' of its newly installed vacuum furnace, located at the company's manufacturing facility in Whitehall, Michigan. The new furnace, equipped with the latest control technology, will soon begin manufacturing production parts to meet a growing customer demand in the aerospace market.
Alcoa and Nike team up to form licensing partnership for new Nike Premium Baseball Bats
27 August, 2007
Alcoa announced that its Global Engineered Products business has signed a multi-year contract with Nike to supply specialty aluminum drawn tube for the sports giant's premium brand baseball bats that will be used on baseball diamonds throughout the world this season.
Alcoa introduces new hurricane-resistant architectural panel system
26 August, 2007
Alcoa announced the introduction of a new, innovative product for the commercial building and construction market engineered to help provide protection from the damage of hurricane wind-borne debris.
Alcoa and DuPont collaborate on new hurricane-resistant architectural panel system
25 August, 2007
Alcoa and DuPont have collaborated to develop a new product for the commercial building and construction market that provides protection against the damage of hurricane wind-borne debris.
AFL Automotive supplying wire harnesses to Powersports Market
24 August, 2007
Alcoa announced that its AFL Automotive business is supplying Polaris Industries Inc. with wire harnesses for the company's RANGER all-purpose utility vehicle, one of Polaris' fastest-growing product lines.
Alcoa takes full ownership of Intalco and Eastalco Smelters in Washington
23 August, 2007
Alcoa announced it has reached agreement to acquire the minority interests in its Intalco and Eastalco aluminum smelters in Ferndale, Washington and Frederick, Maryland.
Alcoa-SIE Cargo Conversions agreement with American Airlines to convert 757-200 to cargo configurations
22 August, 2007
Alcoa Inc. announced an agreement with American Airlines to perform cargo conversions and maintenance on 757-200 aircraft for its Alcoa-SIE Cargo Conversions business unit. The addition of American Airlines Maintenance Services adds tremendous capacity, experience and expertise to the ASCC 757 freighter conversion program.
Alcoa Wheel Products showcases fuel savings solutions
21 August, 2007
Alcoa Wheel Products showcased and presented its fuel savings solutions during the recent Efficient Diesel Workshop, sponsored by the Columbia Williamette Clean Cities Coalition in Portland, Oregon. The workshop educated attendees on how to save fuel and money with efficient technologies, incentives and financial programs for their commercial vehicles.
Alcoa & Maxwell Technologies sign memorandum to develop cold start system for commercial vehicles
20 August, 2007
Alcoa AFL Automotive and Maxwell Technologies announced today that they have signed a memorandum of understanding to collaborate on the development of a cold start system for the commercial transportation market. The companies will incorporate Maxwell's BOOSTCAP(R) ultracapacitors with AFL's power management system to develop an efficient engine starting system.
Alcoa Packaging receives DuPont Silver Award for Barilla Sauce Shrink Sleeve Packaging
19 August, 2007
Alcoa Packaging, a business of Alcoa Inc., recently received a DuPont Silver Award for the Barilla Restaurant Creations(TM) Pasta Sauces dual-stacked jar package.
Alcoa Wheel Products introduces new Dura-Bright(R) Wheels with XBR(TM) technology
18 August, 2007
Alcoa's new Dura-Bright(R) wheels with XBR technology are now brighter than ever and provide customers with wheels that are 53% more reflective and with 74% more image clarity!
Alcoa's Hungary Operation ships first order of turbine airfoils
17 August, 2007
According to Laszlo Veres, Director, Manufacturing Europe/Asia for Alcoa Howmet, the first shipment follows an expansive modernization project at the Alcoa-Kofem facility.
Alcoa AFL Automotive & Altair Nanotechnologies to develop battery pack system
16 August, 2007
Alcoa's AFL Automotive business and Altair Nanotechnologies Inc. announced that they have signed an agreement to develop a battery pack system for medium-duty hybrid trucks.
Alcoa forms Chinese Automotive Casting Alliance with SMW Automotive Hong Kong
15 August, 2007
Alcoa announced today that it has signed an agreement with SMW Automotive Hong Kong to form an alliance to produce cast aluminum chassis and suspension components and modules for the automotive industry in China, South Korea, Japan and the Asia Pacific region.
Alcoa Foundation supports Better Housing Coalition Sustainable Home Development Project
14 August, 2007
Alcoa Foundation announced today that it is providing the Better Housing Coalition of Richmond, Virginia with funding totaling approximately $137,000 over three years to support the construction of high performance, energy efficient homes for first time low to-moderate income homebuyers in a new BHC division called Winchester Forest.
Alcoa-SIE cargo conversions 757-200ASF receives FAA STC
13 August, 2007
'Receiving the Supplemental Type Certificate for our 757-200 14+ design provides the platform for our launch product. This aircraft provides longer range and a larger payload than the B727 while delivering superior operating economics based around a simple design that retains more of the 757
A new short height design that delivers big for soft drink bottlers
12 August, 2007
Alcoa Closure Systems International introduces the 28mm Xtra-Lok mini, a beverage closure that delivers maximum performance for soft drink bottlers, while returning to a more classic and easier opening profile design.
Alcoa KAMA & Cereplast announce production of sustainable thermoformable extruded sheet
11 August, 2007
Alcoa KAMA, the sheet extrusion division of Reynolds Food Packaging, an Alcoa business, and Cereplast, Inc., a producer of proprietary bio-based resins, announced that Alcoa KAMA plans to produce plastic sheet for thermoforming and other markets using Cereplast
Ferrari Joins Alcoa in opening new Spaceframe Manufacturing Plant
10 August, 2007
Alcoa announced that it has opened its new automotive assembly plant in Modena, Italy. The new facility covers more than 5,000 square meters and features state-of-the-art manufacturing technology. The plant, which employs 75, required an investment by the world
Alcoa teams with Jay Leno's Big Dog Garage and GM Advanced Design on Leno's New EcoJet
09 August, 2007
Alcoa announced that it has been working with Jay Leno
Alcoa wheels standard for Volvo Trucks North America
08 August, 2007
Alcoa Wheel Products announced today that it is now the standard supplier of forged aluminum truck wheels for Volvo Trucks North America.
Alcoa reaches agreement with International Association of Machinists in Cleveland
07 August, 2007
Alcoa announced that the International Association of Machinists, District 54, Lodge 10, has ratified a new 4-year labor agreement at Alcoa
Yale University study shows how Alcoa encourages employee use of preventive care services
06 August, 2007
A study conducted by Yale University and published in the November/December issue of Health Affairs journal shows how Alcoa was able to use different cost sharing approaches in its employee benefits plans to encourage employees
Alcoa to re-position downstream operations
05 August, 2007
Alcoa announced it will re-position several of its downstream operations in order to further improve returns and profitability through a targeted restructuring of operations and the creation of a soft alloy extrusion joint venture with the intention of eventually offering the venture to the public markets through an IPO.
Alcoa Howmet's Morristown, Tennessee Facility Expands Capacity
04 August, 2007
Alcoa announced that it will invest more than $6 million to expand core manufacturing capabilities at its Howmet Product and Services
Alcoa Foundation calls for Global action on sustainability and conservation
03 August, 2007
This will mark the launch of the Alcoa Foundation Global Conservation and Sustainability Network, a platform for future collaboration and more informed decision making on sustainability issues by industry, governments, and communities around the world.
Alcoa Fastening Systems qualifies SAE AS5550 fluid fitting
02 August, 2007
Alcoa announced that Alcoa Fastening Systems successfully qualified its RFKA9900-13 (SAE AS5550) flareless, plug-in union, Ring Locked fitting series for use on the 787 Dreamliner. This high-pressure titanium hydraulic adapter was selected by Boeing for its lightweight construction and dual seal protection, providing up to 49% weight savings over the previous design for this application. Each aircraft is expected to employ over 120 of these parts.
Alcoa-SIE cargo conversions signs agreement with American Airlines to convert 757-200 to cargo configurations
25 February, 2007
Alcoa Inc. announced an agreement with American Airlines (NYSE:AMR)to perform cargo conversions and maintenance on 757-200 aircraft for its Alcoa-SIE Cargo Conversions business unit. The addition of American Airlines Maintenance Services adds tremendous capacity, experience and expertise to the ASCC 757 freighter conversion program.
Alcoa AFL Automotive and Maxwell Technologies sign memorandum of understanding to develop cold start system
24 February, 2007
Alcoa AFL Automotive and Maxwell Technologies announced today that they have signed a memorandum of understanding to collaborate on the development of a cold start system for the commercial transportation market. The companies will incorporate Maxwell's BOOSTCAP(R) ultracapacitors with AFL's power management system to develop an efficient engine starting system.
Alcoa sponsors Ferrari Panamerican 20,000
23 February, 2007
Alcoa announced that it will be a sponsor of Ferrari's upcoming Panamerican 20,000, an 84-day test drive featuring their new, 12-cylinder 599 GTB Fiorano. The Panamerican 20,000 will cover 16 countries in South, Central and North America. It is designed to show the toughness and reliability, as well as the performance of the 620 horsepower, two-seat Fiorano, which features an aluminum space frame manufactured by Alcoa.
Alcoa Wheel products introduces new Dura-Bright(R) wheels with XBR(TM) technology
22 February, 2007
Alcoa's new Dura-Bright(R) wheels with XBR technology are now brighter than ever and provide customers with wheels that are 53% more reflective and with 74% more image clarity! In fact, effective September 1, Alcoa Wheel Products will officially begin transitioning from original Dura-Bright(R) wheels to new Dura-Bright(R) wheels with XBR(TM) technology.
Alcoa AFL Automotive and Altair Nanotechnologies to jointly develop high performance battery pack system
21 February, 2007
Alcoa's AFL Automotive business and Altair Nanotechnologies Inc. (Altairnano) announced today that they have signed an agreement to develop a battery pack system for medium-duty hybrid trucks.
Australian Government gives environmental approval to Alcoa's wagerup alumina refinery expansion project
20 February, 2007
Alcoa announced that it has received formal environmental approval by the Western Australia government to proceed with the expansion of its Wagerup alumina refinery south of Perth, Australia. The Wagerup expansion plan involves building a third production unit at the refinery and upgrading the existing plant to improve efficiency and environmental outcomes. It would increase alumina production capacity from 2.6 million tons a year to 4.7 mtpy.
Alcoa-SIE cargo conversions 757-200ASF receives FAA STC
18 February, 2007
Alcoa Inc. announced Federal Aviation Administration certification of its 757-200ASF freighter conversion program. 'Receiving the Supplemental Type Certificate for our 757-200 14+ design provides the platform for our launch product. This aircraft provides longer range and a larger payload than the B727 while delivering superior operating economics based around a simple design that retains more of the 757
Alcoa has developed four new innovative products for the commercial transportation industry
18 February, 2007
Alcoa announced that it has developed four new innovative products for the commercial transportation industry that provide customers with products that reduce weight, maintenance and operating costs while increasing payloads and fuel economy.
The all-new Alcoa Xtra-Lok mini beverage closure
17 February, 2007
Alcoa
Alcoa opens first plant in Bulgaria to produce consumer products
17 February, 2007
Alcoa announced that it has opened a plant in Stara Zagora, Bulgaria, to produce household wraps products, including foil, film and disposer bags. This is the first Alcoa facility in Bulgaria, making it the 43rd country in which the company manufactures products in addition to its sales and marketing offices throughout the world. The plant will produce packaging products under the Reynolds(R) brand and Baco(R) brand names for the retail markets in the U.K., Eastern Europe and the Middle East.
New product meets BPI standards for biodegradability
16 February, 2007
Alcoa KAMA, the sheet extrusion division of Reynolds Food Packaging, an Alcoa business, and Cereplast, Inc., a producer of proprietary bio-based resins, today announced that Alcoa KAMA plans to produce plastic sheet for thermoforming and other markets using Cereplast
Whitehall Lane Winery selects Alcoa Vino-Seal(TM) glass closures for its 2003 reserve Cabernet Bottling
16 February, 2007
Alcoa and Whitehall Lane Winery of Napa Valley, California, jointly announce today that Whitehall Lane is the first winery in the world to seal its bottles of select premium wines with the Alcoa developed Vino-Seal(TM) closure, an elegant glass closure for wine bottles secured by a traditional tin capsule. This is the first commercial use of this new glass closure designed by Alcoa's Closure Systems International business as an alternative to traditional corks and synthetic stoppers for the wine market. The innovative sealing system was used to top 45,000 bottles of Whitehall Lane premium 2003 Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon and 3,000 bottles of its premium 2003 Leonardini Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon.
Ferrari joins Alcoa in opening new spaceframe manufacturing plant
15 February, 2007
Alcoa announced today that it has opened its new automotive assembly plant in Modena, Italy. The new facility covers more than 5,000 square meters and features state-of-the-art manufacturing technology. The plant, which employs 75, required an investment by the world
Alcoa's Howmet operation in Michigan installs new furnace equipped with latest control technology
15 February, 2007
Alcoa's Howmet Products and Services business celebrated the 'first pour' of its newly installed vacuum furnace, located at the company's manufacturing facility in Whitehall, Michigan. The new furnace, equipped with the latest control technology - will soon begin manufacturing production parts to meet a growing customer demand in the aerospace market.
Alcoa teams with Jay Leno's Big Dog Garage and GM Advanced Design on Leno's new EcoJet
14 February, 2007
Alcoa announced that it has been working with Jay Leno
Alcoa and Nike team up to form licensing partnership for new Nike premium baseball bats
14 February, 2007
Alcoa announced that its Global Engineered Products business has signed a multi-year contract with Nike to supply specialty aluminum drawn tube for the sports giant's premium brand baseball bats that will be used on baseball diamonds throughout the world this season. Nike's Aero Torque(R) and Aero Strobe(R) baseball bats are made with Alcoa's advanced aluminum alloys C555 and C855, which are derivatives of alloys originally developed for the aerospace industry.
Alcoa Wheels sstandard for Volvo trucks North America
13 February, 2007
Alcoa Wheel Products announced that it is now the standard supplier of forged aluminum truck wheels for Volvo Trucks North America.
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