March 8, 2012
Alcoa Announces Allied Membership To American Trucking Association
Cleveland, OH (March 8, 2012) – Alcoa announced it has joined the American Trucking Associations (ATA) as the federation's newest allied member.
Alcoa now has additional opportunity to make a difference in the present and future of the trucking industry. Through its membership, and as a supplier, Alcoa will provide valuable products, services and expertise at industry networking events and meetings, regional and national conferences, as well as exhibitions. ATA members are dedicated to operating the safest, most responsible and profitable companies in the business.
“We need active and engaged companies to help overcome the challenges facing the trucking industry today,” said Bill Graves, ATA presidents and CEO. “When industry leaders like Alcoa step up, it only makes our industry and our federation stronger and more capable.”
“We’re happy to stand with ATA as it stands up for the nation’s trucking industry,” said Merrick Murphy, Vice President and General Manager for Alcoa’s Commercial Vehicle Wheel business. “ATA has long been a strong voice for trucking and its dedication to serve its member companies and the industry as a whole is a value shared by Alcoa Wheel and Transportation Products.”
About Alcoa Wheel and Transportation Products
Alcoa Wheel and Transportation Products, headquartered in Cleveland, Ohio, serves the commercial vehicle, automotive, and defense markets with products used in a range of applications including forged aluminum wheels, premium products such as Dura-Bright®, Dura-Flange®, LvL ONE® and M-Series™ medium truck wheels, as well as a variety of other aluminum components for these markets. AWTP is composed of three divisions: Commercial Vehicle Wheels, Forged Specialty Wheels and Transportation Products. It employs 1,500 people at 23 locations worldwide. More information can be found at www.alcoawheels.com.
Alcoa is the world’s leading producer of primary and fabricated aluminum, as well as the world’s largest miner of bauxite and refiner of alumina. In addition to inventing the modern-day aluminum industry, Alcoa innovation has been behind major milestones in the aerospace, automotive, packaging, building and construction, commercial transportation, consumer electronics and industrial markets over the past 120 years. Among the solutions Alcoa markets are flat-rolled products, hard alloy extrusions, and forgings, as well as Alcoa® wheels, fastening systems, precision and investment castings, and building systems in addition to its expertise in other light metals such as titanium and nickel-based super alloys. Sustainability is an integral part of Alcoa’s operating practices and the product design and engineering it provides to customers. Alcoa has been a member of the Dow Jones Sustainability Index for 10 consecutive years and approximately 75 percent of all of the aluminum ever produced since 1888 is still in active use today. Alcoa employs approximately 61,000 people in 31 countries across the world. More information can be found at www.alcoa.com.
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