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September 19, 2011

Alcoa Names 2011 Top North American Scrap Aluminum Suppliers

ALCOA, Tenn.--Alcoa (NYSE: AA) today announced its Top Ten North American Scrap Aluminum Suppliers as well as the “Most Improved” Supplier for 2011. This marks the seventh consecutive year that Alcoa’s scrap aluminum purchasing group has compiled the Top Ten list. The key criteria include safety, quality, volume, sustainability and environmental compliance and delivery performance.

“This program has been a vital component of our plan to sustain and grow the flow of scrap aluminum into our locations,” said Gary S. Doughty, Alcoa’s North American Scrap Materials Manager. “Alcoa plans to continue with this proven strategy as we look to the future to meet our growing need for scrap aluminum across our North American facilities.”

The 2011 North American Scrap Aluminum Purchasing Top Ten Suppliers are:
  • American Iron and Metal LP [Montreal, Ontario, Canada]
  • Atlas Metal & Iron Corporation [Denver, CO]
  • Commercial Metals Company [Dallas, TX]
  • Jack Engle & Company [Los Angeles, CA]
  • Omnisource & Omnisource SE Corporation [Fort Wayne, IND.; Lyman, SC ]
  • PSC Metals, Inc. [Wooster, OH]
  • Service Aluminum Corporation [Baltimore, MD]
  • Schupan & Sons Inc. [Kalamazoo, MI]
  • State Metal Industries [Camden, NJ]
  • United Scrap Metal Inc. [Cicero, IL]

The 2011 North American Scrap Aluminum Purchasing “Most Improved” Supplier is:
  • Sims Metal Management Inc. [Chicago, IL]

In 2010, Alcoa recycled approximately 1.1 billion pounds of aluminum helping to further increase the Company’s leading position in the industry. Aluminum is infinitely recyclable with approximately 75 percent of all aluminum produced since 1888 still in use today. Material from the siding, aerospace, automotive and ground transportation, lithographic, and extrusion markets are included in North America’s purchasing efforts.

About Alcoa

Alcoa is the world’s leading producer of primary and fabricated aluminum, as well as the world’s largest miner of bauxite and refiner of alumina. In addition to inventing the modern-day aluminum industry, Alcoa innovation has been behind major milestones in the aerospace, automotive, packaging, building and construction, commercial transportation, consumer electronics and industrial markets over the past 120 years. Among the solutions Alcoa markets are flat-rolled products, hard alloy extrusions, and forgings, as well as Alcoa® wheels, fastening systems, precision and investment castings, and building systems in addition to its expertise in other light metals such as titanium and nickel-based super alloys. Sustainability is an integral part of Alcoa’s operating practices and the product design and engineering it provides to customers. Alcoa has been a member of the Dow Jones Sustainability Index for 10 consecutive years and approximately 75 percent of all of the aluminum ever produced since 1888 is still in active use today. Alcoa employs approximately 59,000 people in 31 countries across the world. More information can be found at