4069 Charles Martin Hall Road

Rockdale, TX 76567

United States


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Alcoa Aluminum


Rockdale, TX

United States



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Rockdale Operations


35,000 acre site


Smelter - In operation since 1952 - temporarily curtailed


Atomizer - Full Production


Mine - Lignite mining ceased at Rockdale’s Sandow Mine in 2005, and final reclamation is ongoing.


About 56 salaried and hourly employees


USW Local 4895 represents Alcoa employees at Rockdale Operations.


Rockdale News



Breann T. Breithaupt has been

awarded a $6,000 scholarship

from Alcoa Foundation.  “We

are extremely proud that

Breann is among such a

prestigious group of students

who have all accomplished so

much.  We congratulate her

parents Billy Breithaupt and

Teresa Breithaupt on this

recognition and wish her the

best when she begins her

college career at Texas A&M

University in the fall” said

Atomizer Manager John Garza.






Rockdale Operations has been

recognized by the U.S.

Department of the Interior

Office of Surface Mining (OSM)

for its successes in land

reclamation and the

environment.  In 2012,

Sandow Mine’s Reclamation

Program received the

prestigious Excellence in

Surface Mining Award in the

category of the Good Neighbor






Rockdale Operations’

Community Advisory Panel will

celebrate its ten year

anniversary in 2013.  Formed

in 2003, this panel was

established to provide a forum

for citizens to ask questions

and for the company to provide

information to citizens.  Panel

meetings are open to the public

and media.  Fifteen people

serve on the panel and

represent several  counties

surrounding the Rockdale

Operations  location.