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May 12, 2008
Alcoa Electrical and Electronic Solutions to Close Operations in Puebla, Mexico and Del Rio, Texas
PITTSBURGH--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Alcoa today announced that itsAlcoa Electrical and Electronics
Solutions business will close its operations in Puebla, Mexico and its
warehouse in Del Rio, Texas during the third quarter of 2008. This
decision is necessary due to lower production demand and a change in
logistics processes. The restructuring will result in the permanent
reduction of about 65 associates in Del Rio and approximately 1,400 in
Puebla. The charges related to the restructurings were previously
reported by Alcoa.
Alcoa EES employs approximately 14,000 associates in Mexico and 1,350 in
the U.S. The business produces and distributes electrical distribution
systems and other products for the North American light and heavy
Jon A. Jensen, Alcoa EES President for Light Vehicle Market and
Operations-Americas, said: "This difficult decision is the result of the
competitive conditions in the marketplace, and the actions are necessary
to adjust AEES capacity to market demand and to improve our logistics
Alcoa EES recognizes the impact that this workforce reduction will have
on the lives of its employees, their families, and the community. Full
severance, in addition to a combination of outplacement and transition
support services, will be made available to all affected employees.
Alcoa Electrical and Electronic Solutions is a world leader in the
design, development and production of high quality electrical and
electronic distribution systems for personal and commercial vehicles,
working with vehicle manufacturers and their sub-suppliers in the major
automotive centers in China, Japan, Asia, Europe and the United States.
Alcoa EES has more than 60 locations in 11 countries and 29,000
associates around the world focused on its customers.
Alcoa (NYSE:AA) is the world leader in the production and management of
primary aluminum, fabricated aluminum and alumina combined, through its
active and growing participation 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, and building systems. The
Company has 97,000 employees in 34 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