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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 Value / Savings to Alcoa Inc.
Proximity to Plants
Dealers Growth and Improving Product
Number of Alcoa Plants Supplied
Dealers Safety Programs
“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.