Primary products

Learn about Aluminum Manufacturing



In Québec, Alcoa Canada Global Primary Products consists of the Baie-Comeau, Bécancour and Deschambault smelters, as well as the Bécancour Rod Plant. These four plants, all of which are ISO 9001: 2000 and ISO 14001:2004 certified, have an annual production capacity of more than one million metric tons of rolling ingots (produced mainly for rolling mills that manufacture aluminum wrap and auto body parts), T-ingots (made for casthouses that manufacture cast pieces for the automobile industry, among other products), billets (made for extruders that manufacture parts for the transportation and building and construction industries), and aluminum rod for the transportation of electricity.


In addition to the aluminum production of Alcoa Canada Global Primary Products, Alcoa Canada operates processing plants serving industries such as automotive, aerospace (notably a plant in Laval, Québec), and construction (including a distribution centre in the western part of Montréal, Québec).