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June 27, 2006
AFL Automotive Supplying Wire Harnesses to Powersports Market
DETROIT--(BUSINESS WIRE)--June 27, 2006--Alcoa (NYSE:AA) announced today that its AFL Automotive business is supplying Polaris Industries Inc. with wire harnesses for the company's RANGER all-purpose utility vehicle, one of Polaris' fastest-growing product lines.
The wire harnesses are manufactured at AFL Automotive's facility in Acuna, Mexico and then shipped to Polaris' Roseau, Minnesota and Spirit Lake, Iowa, manufacturing plants where the RANGER is produced.
"AFL Automotive was selected by Polaris to supply the wire harnesses because of our ability to meet its criteria, including quick turnaround time, which is essential as the utility vehicle market is growing at a rapid pace. In addition, supplying wire harnesses to the powersports industry is an exciting move for AFL Automotive, as we build diversification into our specialty products business," said John Jenkins, Vice President and General Manager - AFL Specialty Products Group.
AFL Automotive's Specialty Products Group focuses on the unique needs of the personal and commercial transportation markets. It is a full service designer and manufacturer of wire harnesses and electronic/electrical distribution systems for trucks, buses, recreational vehicles, and engines. Additionally, it offers instrumentation and modular assembly services.
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 Wrap(R) foils and plastic wraps, Alcoa(R) wheels, and Baco(R) household wraps. Among its other businesses are closures, fastening systems, precision castings, and electrical distribution systems for cars and trucks. The company has 129,000 employees in 43 countries and has been named one of the top most sustainable corporations in the world at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland. More information can be found at www.alcoa.com