December 19, 2005

Alcoa Fastening Systems Invited to Host Environmental, Health and Safety (EHS) Benchmarking Event with Lockheed Martin Corporation

Carson, California – December 19, 2005 - Alcoa Fastening Systems (AFS) recently hosted a benchmarking event with Lockheed Martin’s Environmental, Health and Safety (EHS) corporate directors, plant EHS managers and their consultants at AFS’ Carson, California operation.

Lockheed Martin, a leader in the aerospace and defense industry and strategic partner of AFS, selected AFS as a key company with which to benchmark EHS management systems and practices.  Alcoa is known as one of the safest and environmentally friendly companies inAmerica.  Lockheed Martin specifically focused on learning how Alcoa handles fatality prevention and incident investigation, training, contractor safety, employee participation, culture change, and the Alcoa Self Assessment Tools (ASAT).  The observations made by Lockheed Martin at the AFS facility will be combined and compared with observations made in a similar benchmarking event with the Toyota Motor Company.
“The insights we gained from the AFS ESH team during the presentations were most helpful in understanding what makes this facility and Alcoa a leader in health and safety management,” said Maribeth Malloy, Director, Corporate Governance, Corporate Energy, Environment, Health and Safety, Lockheed Martin.
The AFS Carson operation’s Environmental and Health & Safety management systems have been recommended for third party ISO14001 and ISO18001 certification by the BSI Group, an international standards registrar, one of Alcoa’s first locations to achieve this recognition.
Alcoa Fastening Systems, a business unit of Alcoa, is a leading worldwide designer and manufacturer of fastening systems, specialty fasteners, components, and installation systems for aerospace and commercial product assembly. Headquartered in Torrance, California, the company has 6,000 employees, and manufactures at 26 locations in 7 countries. 
 
About Alcoa
Alcoa is the world's leading producer and manager of primary aluminum, fabricated aluminum and alumina facilities, and is active in all major aspects of the industry. Alcoa serves the aerospace, automotive, packaging, building and construction, commercial transportation and industrial markets, bringing design, engineering, production and other capabilities of Alcoa's businesses to customers. In addition to aluminum products and components, Alcoa also markets consumer brands including Reynolds Wrapâ foils and plastic wraps, Alcoaâ wheels, and Bacoâ household wraps. Among its other businesses are vinyl siding, closures, fastening systems, precision castings, and electrical distribution systems for cars and trucks. The company has 131,000 employees in 43 countries and has been a member of the Dow Jones Industrial Average for 45 years and the Dow Jones Sustainability Indexes since 2001. More information can be found at www.alcoa.com
For more information about Alcoa Fastening Systems and its complete line of Aerospace Products, please visit www.alcoafasteners.com or contact Ms. Anne Brown, Manager, Global Marketing Communications, Tel: 1 714 449 4374; Fax: 1714 278 8726; e-mail: anne.brown@alcoa.com