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June 28, 2011
President Obama’s Visit Showcases Alcoa’s Advanced Manufacturing Capabilities
June 23, 2011
President Obama to Visit Alcoa’s Davenport, Iowa, Plant
Backgrounder – Alcoa and Davenport
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Davenport Central Maintenance Coordinator Dave Shereda, pictured here serving with the local Foodbank, was one of 29,000 Alcoans who volunteered worldwide during the company’s Month of Service last year.
Opened in 1948, Alcoa Davenport has remained an American manufacturing leader for more than 60 years, as it has been continually reinvented, with $200 million of investment over the past 10 years alone.
Alcoa Davenport provides 2,200 jobs, and has not only recalled all employees who were laid off during the recent economic downturn, but provides more jobs today than before the downturn.
Alcoa’s Davenport facility is a leader in American innovation, the manufacturing hub of Alcoa’s $3b aerospace business and one of the world’s premier aerospace supply plants, among the markets it serves. Exports constitute 25% of Alcoa Davenport’s total sales, with key export markets including the EU, Brazil, Canada, China and Korea.
Alcoa Davenport produces advanced products for all major aircraft, including Airbus' A380, the world’s largest passenger plane, and Boeing's 747-8 and 777. The plant is more than a mile long, and houses more than 130 acres of high-tech manufacturing under one roof (5.5 million square feet).
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