Alcoa Corporation

Alcoa Closes Rockdale Site, Sells Portovesme Aluminium Smelter to Italian Government

Alcoa Closes Rockdale Site, Sells Portovesme Aluminium Smelter to Italian Government

Pittsburgh aluminium pioneer Alcoa Corporation announced the fate of two idled smelting sites in its portfolio yesterday, opting to close a site in Texas and sell another site in Italy. Per a press release published on its website, Alcoa revealed that it...


Alcoa and Bunbury Port Strike Two-Year Deal for Bauxite Export

The Western Australian port city of Bunbury announced on Wednesday that it will export over 2.5 million metric tons of bauxite ore mined from Alcoa’s operations in the region over the next two years. Bunbury joins Kwinana Bulk Terminal as the area’s two ports approved to handle the export of bauxite ore. “The port is […]

Alcoa Named a Leader in Dow Jones Sustainability Indices

American aluminium giant Alcoa Corporation announced yesterday that it has been included in the Dow Jones Sustainability Indices (DJSI). The DJSI employ long-range benchmarks that quantify a company’s sustainability performance of large corporations around the world. Alcoa has been included in the DJSI as a mining and metals leader in categories including environmental performance, corporate […]

Despite Unfathomable Destruction, Harvey to Cause Minimal Interruptions to Aluminium Industry

The once-in-a-millenium storm that is Hurricane/Tropical Storm Harvey will likely have a limited impact upon aluminium facilities located on the Gulf Coast. According to reporting by Platts, Alcoa closed a petroleum coke calciner located in Lake Charles, Louisiana. Alcoa spokesman Jim Beck indicated that the newly-restarted plant was idled due to a storm-related power disruption. […]

Alcoa and Tri-Arrows Join The Aluminum Association’s Aluminum Transportation Group

American aluminium trade group The Aluminum Association announced today that the Aluminum Transportation Group (ATG) has grown by two. Pittsburgh’s Alcoa Corporation and Kentucky’s Tri-Arrows Aluminum Inc. have become the ATG’s tenth and eleventh member companies. Heidi Brock, president and CEO of the Aluminum Association, welcomed the two firms, both of whom are acknowledged leaders […]

Alcoa Says Reopening Alumina Refinery at Port Comfort Must Wait

Despite reopening operations at its plant in Evansville, Indiana, representatives for Alcoa Corporation informed local media in Texas that the plant at Point Comfort is likely to remain idle for the foreseeable future. Company spokesman Jim Beck was quoted in the Victoria Advocate as saying that, though the firm regularly reevaluates the economic arguments for […]