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Around the World

A global leader in lightweight metals technology, engineering and manufacturing, Alcoa innovates multi-material solutions that advance our world.


Our technologies enhance transportation, from automotive and commercial transport to air and space travel, and improve industrial and consumer electronics products.


We enable smart buildings, sustainable food and beverage packaging, high-performance defense vehicles across air, land and sea, deeper oil and gas drilling and more efficient power generation.


We pioneered the aluminum industry over 125 years ago, and today, our approximately 59,000 people in 30 countries deliver value-add products made of titanium, nickel and aluminum, and produce best-in-class bauxite, alumina and primary aluminum products.


Sustainability is a key consideration in how Alcoa operates, as well as how it approaches product design and engineering solutions. Alcoa has been listed on the Dow Jones Sustainability Indexes since 2001.


Each year, Alcoa and Alcoa Foundation award tens of millions of dollars in grants to not-for-profit organizations around the world, to help foster growth in the communities where the company operates, to improve quality of life, and to prepare tomorrow’s leaders for careers in science, technology, engineering, mathematics or manufacturing. Throughout the year, Alcoans volunteer hundreds of thousands of hours to worthy causes. And, each October, 60% of our employees take part in Alcoa’s Worldwide Month of Service in their communities.


In Québec and in Canada

The company employs more than 3,000 people in Canada. It operates 8 facilities and plants in Québec (close to 2,700 employees), Ontario (115 employees) and Alberta (226 employees).


Most of Alcoa Canada’s operations are located in Québec and grouped under Alcoa Canada Global Primary Products (GPP Canada). They are com¬prised of the Baie-Comeau, Deschambault and Bécancour (ABI) smelters. Combined, they have an annual production capacity of almost one million metric tons of T ingot, rolling ingot, billet and aluminum rod.


In addition to the operations under GPP Canada, Alcoa Canada operates processing plants serving the aerospace (Alcoa Cast Products), automotive (Alcoa Wheels and Transportation Products) and construction (Kawneer) markets. These facilities are located in Québec, Ontario and Alberta.


GGP Canada has over 2,400 employees in Québec and its operations generated close to $1.4 billion in economic benefits in the province, in 2014. The Lake Charles, Louisiana, in the United States, carbon plant, which supplies anodes to the Baie-Comeau Smelter, reports directly to GPP Canada.


The Smelting Center of Excellence, one of five Alcoa centers of excellence globally, is based in dedicated facilities at the Deschambault Smelter. It brings together Alcoa’s foremost primary aluminum smelting experts, including many Quebecers.


GPP Canada is also the founding partner of Alcoa Innovation, a not-for-profit whose mission is to support small and medium-sized Québec enterprises active in aluminum transformation.


Alcoa Canada and Alcoa Foundation contribute to the wellbeing of its host communities through community action and employee volunteerism, which is encouraged through a number of programs such as ACTION, Bravo!, Alcoans in Motion and Alcoa Green Works.


* Aluminerie Bécancour Inc. – ABI (the Bécancour Smelter) is 74.95% owned by Alcoa and 25.05% by Rio Tinto Alcan.


Figures are expressed as at December 31, 2014. When required, U.S. dollar amounts were converted into Canadian dollars at the average exchange rate for 2014 (US$1 – CA$1.10).