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
The Yadkin Lakes — High Rock Lake, Badin Lake, Tuckertown and Falls — feature more than 500 miles of shoreline. The lakes are among the most popular fishing spots in North Carolina and a favorite destination for those who love to enjoy our state’s beautiful natural resources.
Monitor current water levels at the Yadkin lakes
Alcoa Join Forces with Law Enforcement to Promote Water Safety on the Yadkin Lakes
Play It Safe at the Lakes: Water Safety Tips
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
Alcoa and the Alcoa Foundation are an integral part of the local community, contributing millions of dollars and investing countless hours to make our community a better place to live. By supporting projects aimed at creating jobs, retraining workers and strengthening our economy. By promoting water safety and supporting the efforts of local law enforcement and rescue. And by lending a hand to non-profit organizations who do such important work in our communities.
Alcoa Foundation donates $20,000 to Stanly County Schools
Badin family moves into Habitat house built on Alcoa land
Hardaway Exhibit Finds A Permanent Home in Badin
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 Moves to Protect Rare Plant Found Only Along Yadkin River
2013 Dissolved Oxygen Report shows water leaving Yadkin Project hits mark 100% of the time