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message from alan cransberg, managing director, alcoa of australia

You may have heard that due to the economic climate, we have announced that work on the proposed expansion of the Wagerup Refinery in WA has been suspended until market conditions improve.  While this decision was not taken lightly, it was necessary given the unprecedented challenges facing us, and all business in fact. We are committed to the expansion and when the time is right we will revisit the project.  What the financial crisis has shown is the importance of running strong businesses.  Alcoa in Australia is in excellent shape which puts us in a strong position for the future.  There will always be challenges, and we see these as opportunities to strengthen and improve our business further.

I want to say a huge thank you to our 2000 plus employees who participated in the Alcoa Foundation’s Worldwide Month of Service in October.  We had a 6% increase in employee participation from last year, and the response from our communities was fantastic. Read more about our employees’ volunteering efforts below.

part of our everyday lives

aluminium is everywhere
From kitchen foil, to drink cans, to aluminium in transport - aluminium is integral to our everyday lives.
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our business
wagerup 3 and mining milestones
Alcoa has suspended work on Wagerup 3 until market conditi-
ons improve. Meantime, we’ve hit two mining milestones in WA and Victoria.
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part of the solution

more than an aluminium producer
Alcoa received top honours recently with two significant award wins. Meantime Alcoa Farml-
ands has been in the national spotlight.
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partnering stronger communities

preparing future leaders of industry
High school students near Alcoa’s operations in Victoria and WA have been given an up-close look at careers in resources and manufacturing.
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our people

big success for month of service
Alcoa employees demonstrated their commit-
ment to their local commu-
nities, during the 3rd annual Alcoa Foundation Worldwide Month of Service last month. 
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If you would like to learn more about Alcoa’s operations and contribution to the
Australian community, visit
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