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For nearly 100 years, Alcoa-Yadkin has been generating clean renewable energy from a series of hydroelectric dams along the Yadkin River in central North Carolina. Today, the lakes created by the dams are popular recreation spots that help serve as an economic engine for the region.



Badin Business Park

Alcoa opened one of the nation’s first aluminum smelters in North Carolina and produced aluminum here for more than 75 years. Since closing the plant in 2010, Alcoa has invested more than $15 million to transform the property into a modern business park. Today, it is home to Electronic Recyclers International, the nation’s largest recycler of electronic waste.
Tucker Engineering to locate at Badin Business Park

ERI Celebrates One Year at New Badin Business Park Facility



Around The Lakes
Tuckertown drawdown

Alcoa Power Generating Inc. will temporarily drawdown Tuckertown Reservoir approximately 6 feet below full to repair and extend the concrete boat ramp at the Highway 49 Boat Access Area in Stanly County. More  


High Rock drawdown

A planned drawdown of High Rock Lake has been pushed back until October 1 to accommodate recreational users who will now be able to enjoy an additional two weeks on the lake. More


The High Rock Reservoir drawdown is a good time to clean up the reservoir shoreline.  APGI will provide dumpsters for collected trash and other debris at the Southmont Access Area in Davidson County off of Highway 8 and the Dutch Second Creek Access Area in Rowan County off of Stokes Ferry Road October through November.  Please remember that shoreline cleanup must be conducted in accordance with the Shoreline Stewardship Policy.


Relicensing Benefits

Alcoa-Yadkin operates four dams, collectively known as the Yadkin Project, that are regulated by the federal government. It is currently working to renew its federal hydro license and has agreed to make positive improvements that will enhance water quality, expand parks, create more recreational opportunities, and better protect the local water supply.

A Summary of Relicensing Benefits
Alcoa, Stanly County reach agreement on Yadkin Project Relicensing

Davidson County announces support of Relicensing Settlement Agreement



Improving Our Community
Pfeiffer University will host a series of summer camps focused on science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) next year, thanks to a $20,000 grant provided by the Alcoa Foundation.
Pfeiffer receives $20,000 gift from Alcoa Foundation 

Alcoa sponsors "Best of Badin" festival

Alcoa presents $15,000 donation to Stanly County Family YMCA 


Protecting Our Environment
Alcoa is committed to protecting our beautiful natural resources and has made a concerted effort to preserve more than 15,000 acres of land along the lakes. It’s a perfect habitat for bald eagles, osprey and a host of other wildlife and provides a natural buffer to protect the water.
A record number of bald eagle nests, chicks spotted at Yadkin Project

Alcoa Webcam Provides Live View of Birds, Baby Chicks

2013 Dissolved Oxygen Report shows water leaving Yadkin Project hits mark 100% of the time