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July 19, 2007

Alcoa Materials Management Names Top Scrap Suppliers for 2007

PITTSBURGH--Alcoa (NYSE:AA) announced today that its Alcoa Materials Management (AMM) business has selected its annual list of the top ten scrap processors using criteria including: quality; volume; and performance. Alcoa is a leader in recycling and expects to recycle approximately one million metric tons of scrap in 2007.

Implemented in 2004, the Alcoa Materials Management Top Scrap Suppliers program recognizes the best of the best in the industry. This year, Alcoa added two new categories for recognition: Most Improved Supplier and Copper Supplier of the year.

The 2007 Alcoa Materials Management Top Scrap Suppliers are:

Commercial Alloys Corporation, (Twinsburg, OH)

Kripke Enterprises Inc., (Toledo, OH)

M. Lipsitz & Co., (Waco TX)

Newco Metals Inc., (Pendleton, Ind)

Omnisource Corp, (Fort Wayne, IN)

Shapiro Sales, (St Louis, MO)

State Metal, (Camden, NJ)

Sturgis Iron & Metal, (Sturgis, MI)

Weiner Iron & Metal Corp, (Pottsville, PA)

Triple M Metals Inc., (Brampton, On Canada)

Copper Consulting Industries LLC (Glendale, AZ) was named Copper Supplier of the year. Mervis Industries Inc. (Danville, IL) was named Most Improved Supplier for 2007.

“Our goal is to increase scrap units by utilizing fewer scrap dealers and focusing on strategic dealers who work closely with us on substantial volumes, long-term, and formula-based pricing. Basis,” said Rich Markiewicz, Vice President of Metal Purchasing for Alcoa Materials Management.

Alcoa Material Management’s criteria/metrics for selecting candidates are:
  • Scrap Volume
  • Scrap Value / Savings to Alcoa Inc.
  • Quality
  • Proximity to Plants
  • Dealers Growth and Improving Product
  • Number of Alcoa Plants Supplied
  • Timely Delivery
  • Dealers Safety Programs
  • Environmental Compliance
  • ISO 9000


  • “These twelve scrap strategic suppliers are Alcoa’s benchmark in grading all scrap dealers from whom we are buying,” said Markiewicz. “This outstanding group has formed a partnership with Alcoa Materials Management and Alcoa plants to work together to understand each others needs and objectives in improving the scrap process within Alcoa plants.”

    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 including flat-rolled products, hard alloy extrusions, and forgings, Alcoa also markets Alcoa® wheels, fastening systems, precision and investment castings, structures and building systems. The company has 116,000 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 www.alcoa.com.