• December 19, 2014

    Point Henry and Yennora Rolling Mills Close

    Alcoa Australia Rolled Products permanently closed its Point Henry and Yennora rolling mills this week, after five decades of operation. “There is no doubt it is a sad week for our 430 employees, their families and the Geelong and Yennora communities,” said AARP Managing Director Malcolm Murphy. “I am thankful...

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  • October 08, 2014

    Leadership critical to driving positive workplace culture and mental health conversation

    A cross section of nearly 50 of Western Australia’s top business and Government leaders met for Youth Focus’ annual Mental Health Week breakfast at the University Club yesterday. Keynote speaker Alan Cransberg, Chairman and Managing Director of Alcoa of Australia, said he was passionate about playing a personal role in...

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  • July 31, 2014

    End of production at Point Henry Smelter

    Production at Alcoa’s Point Henry smelter ended this morning, when a large group of employees gathered to watch the last potline being switched off. Molten aluminium was then syphoned from the pots for the last time. The smelter will permanently close tomorrow, after 51 years of operation, and the rolling...

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  • July 24, 2014

    Alcoa Foundation supports Geelong community groups with US$559,000 in grants

    Alcoa of Australia Chairman and Managing Director, and board member of the Alcoa Foundation, Mr Alan Cransberg announced today that the US based Alcoa Foundation will grant a total of US$559,000 to six organisations in Geelong. Speaking at a function in Geelong to thank Alcoa’s long term community partners, Mr...

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  • May 09, 2014

    Alcoa announces $10 million funding for Geelong and Yennora

    Alcoa today confirmed a $10 million contribution to the Geelong and Yennora communities to help stimulate new jobs and fund training programs in the regions. Alcoa today confirmed a $10 million contribution to the Geelong and Yennora communities to help stimulate new jobs and fund training programs in the regions....

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  • April 11, 2014

    Wagerup Refinery celebrates 30 years of operations

    Western Australia’s Wagerup Refinery has come a long way since operations first began 30 years ago on 11 April 1984. The journey began in 1976 when Alcoa selected Wagerup as the site for its third refinery in Western Australia. In October 1978, the state and federal governments gave the go-ahead...

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  • February 17, 2014

    Alcoa to Close Point Henry Aluminum Smelter and Rolling Mills in Australia

    NEW YORK, February 17 and AUSTRALIA, February 18, 2014 – Alcoa (NYSE: AA) today announced it will permanently close its Point Henry aluminum smelter and two rolling mills in Australia. The smelter and an adjacent rolling mill are located in Geelong, Victoria. The second mill and a recycling facility are located in Yennora, New South Wales. The smelter will close in August and the rolling mills by the end of 2014.

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