Alcoa in the winner’s circle with Junior Achievement sponsorship


Warrick Operations put the pedal to the “metal” and competed in the 16th Annual Junior Achievement Grand Prix fundraising event, conducted in June.


The Grand Prix in Downtown Evansville was a fantastic capstone to the volunteer work that Alcoa employees do during the school year with Junior Achievement of Southwestern Indiana.


Led by Primary Metals Location Manager Royce Haws, who serves on JA's board, Alcoa employees helped set-up the race course and offered other assistance during this annual event. Also, Alcoa's blue go-cart competed in the race with other companies.


The event will benefit more than 18,000 area students by providing funds to support JA’s financial literacy, work readiness, and entrepreneurship classes. 


The money raised from the Grand Prix will help fund Junior Achievement classes next fall.


In addition to the race sponsorship, Junior Achievement also received a $15,000 Alcoa Foundation grant to expand business education in area schools. (This was one of the more than $300,000 in grants that the Alcoa Foundation and Alcoa Warrick Operations made in the local community last year.)


The Alcoa Foundation grant is meant to expand JA into more Warrick County schools, reaching more students each year.


Alcoa volunteers have also been heavily involved in teaching JA's curriculum in Warrick County schools. Hundreds of children learned economics and business basics because of funding and volunteer work from Alcoa.



Smelting Maintenance Superintendent Levi Chaffin races the 88 Alcoa Warrick Operations cart in the 16th Annual JA Grand Prix race held last weekend.









Warrick volunteers (left to right) Litho/Pack Ship Maintenance Equipment Manager Nick Howton, Smelter Maintenance Safety Coordinator Tamera Shively, and Power Plant Production Group Leader Bill Carroll help set up the race course.






Warrick Operations race team members prepare for the start of the race in the pit area.





Warrick's Power Plant team preps the car for racing.