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CRESSONA, PA.--November 29, 2000--
Alcoa Inc. will expand into the cast aluminum rod market by building a
new production facility in early 2001, located close to the main
consumer markets in the southern part of the US. The plant will be in
production within twelve months, according to Alcoa Engineered Products
President Ronee Hagen.
Hagen said that the facility will have the capability to produce cast
rod in sizes tailored to forged and impact-extruded applications in the
automotive, industrial, and consumer markets. The cast rod product will
enhance current availability of standard and specialty rod and bar,
standard and custom profiles, seamless and structural pipe and tube and
drawn seamless tube.
Alcoa Engineered Products is a component of Alcoa's North American
Extrusions, one of Alcoa's business units. Alcoa is the world's largest
producer of aluminum and is active in all major segments of the
Alcoa Engineered Products