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November 1, 2006

Alcoa Wheel Products Announces New Mack Contract Extension

CLEVELAND--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Alcoa Wheel Products, announced today that they have signed a contract extension with Mack Trucks Inc. This contract extends Alcoa as Mack’s primary supplier of forged aluminum truck wheels in North America.

Alcoa (NYSE:AA) invented the forged aluminum wheel in 1948 at which time Mack became one of their very first customers to place Alcoa wheels on their vehicles. Tim Myers, Alcoa Wheel Products Vice President and General Manager for Commercial Vehicle Wheels was quoted as saying, “This contract extension with Mack is a continuance of a relationship that dates back nearly 60 years and we could not be more pleased.” Myers went on to add, “The Mack and Alcoa brands are synonymous with strength and durability which has also come to define this relationship.”

About Alcoa Wheel Products

Alcoa Wheel Products is headquartered in Cleveland, Ohio, and employs more than 3,000 associates in seven locations globally. The Alcoa business unit manufactures cast and forged aluminum wheels for the heavy truck, automotive, and motorcycle industries, and is the global leader in forged aluminum wheel products.

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 Wrap® foils and plastic wraps, Alcoa® wheels, and Baco® 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 44 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