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April 3, 2007

Alcoa Salutes Airstream Bambi Selection to Museum of Modern Art Collection

NEW YORK--Alcoa (NYSE:AA), a supplier of aluminum for Airstream trailers for nearly 50 years, today joined in honoring its customer as a 1963 Airstream Bambi has been selected as part of the permanent collection of the Museum of Modern Art in New York.

Alcoa has been supplying aluminum sheet to Thor Industries for its flagship brand Airstream recreation vehicles since the 1960s from its Lancaster, Pa., plant. And, Airstream trailers have been sporting Alcoa aluminum forged wheels for as long as they have been commercially available, starting in the 1970s.

“The Airstream trailer is one of the most recognized products in the world, characterized by its gleaming aluminum body design. We attribute our long standing business relationship with Airstream and Thor Industries to teamwork, quality service, and understanding the customer’s brand,” said Helmut Wieser, Alcoa Executive Vice President and Group President, Global Rolled Products and Hard Alloy Extrusions.

“On the Road: Airstream Bambi Travel Trailer” is currently on view to the public in the main lobby of The Museum of Modern Art through November 12, 2007.

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 123,000 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