Plant Overview

Point Comfort Operations

Highway 35
PO Box 101
Point Comfort, Texas 77978
USA
Time Zone: Central
Alcoa Point Comfort Operations is located approximately 1.5 miles south of the intersection of Texas State Hwy 35 and FM 1593. Access to the Contractors Gate and Alcoa Dock, Raw Materials, and Chemicals areas is by way of FM 1593, traveling south. Enter at Gate 9.

Contact Information

Andy Spears
email

Message to the carriers from Point Comfort Operations:

Drivers must wear required safety equipment at all times. DRIVERS MUST CONTACT SECURITY FOR ORIENTATION AND INSTRUCTIONS. ENTER AT GATE 9.

Shipping / Receiving: Gate 9

Equipment types allowed:

Vans, Containers

Commodities:

Equipment, Miscellaneous Commodities, BULK

Special requirements:

Unless otherwise instructed, all shipments will enter the plant through Gate 9. Safety equipment required, Tractor must remain attached to trailer at all times. Engine must be shut off and brakes engaged. (Dock Leveler system use required where available.)

Hours of operation:

Monday to Friday 8:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Appointments required:

First come, First served

Contact:

Gate 9 Security
361-987-6216

Driver Safety Equipment

Hard Hat

  • Hard hat with chin strap required (Alcoa provides)

Hearing Protection

  • Hearing protection required (Alcoa provides)

Safety Glasses

  • Safety glasses with side sheilds required (Alcoa provides)

Full Body Harness

  • Full body harness not required

Neon Safety Vest

  • Neon safety vest required (Alcoa provides)

Shirt

  • Shirt with long sleeves required (Alcoa provides)

Pants

  • Long pants required (Alcoa provides)

Footwear

  • Steel-toed boots required (Alcoa provides)

Fall Protection

Fall Protection at Location

  • Stationary platform - driver back in
  • Stationary platform - driver pulls through
  • Movable platforms (manual)
  • Movable Platforms (electric or pneumatic)
  • Overhead trolley beam with harness system
  • Netting that attaches to truck
  • Air bags or foam pads positioned next to truck
  • Guard rails placed on side of truck
  • Safety curtains at open dock doors

Load Securement/Tarp Assistance

Blocking and Bracing

  1. Material provided by Alcoa
  2. Tools provided by driver
  3. Performed by driver

Assistance with tarping of freight is not available to flatbed drivers.

Driver Amenities

RESTROOM ACCESS

  • Employee restroom
  • Portable toilet

FOOD AND WATER

  • Drinking water
  • Vending machines
  • Cafeteria

WAITING AREA

  • Waiting room
  • Heat
  • Air-condition

COMMUNICATION SERVICES

  • Telephone
  • Pay Telephone
  • CB Communication with guards or dock
  • CB Channel: NO

SCALE INFORMATION

  • Scale in required?
  • Scale out required?
  • Axle weights provided to driver? Available 1 mile away for $6.00 fee

ACCESS PRIVILEDGES

  • Overnight parking; available for one night. Contact plant security at 361-987-6439 for location.
  • Non-driving passengers allowed in plant
  • Minimum age for admittance to plant: 18 years
  • Passengers have access to facilities
  • Pets allowed

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