Alcoa Completes Traco Acquisition

August 2, 2010

Premier Maker of Windows and Doors Joins Alcoa Building and Construction Systems

NEW YORK--Alcoa (NYSE: AA) announced today it has completed the acquisition of privately held Traco, a premier maker of windows and doors for the commercial building and construction market. Traco is now part of Alcoa’s global Building and Construction Systems business. Terms were not disclosed.

“We are excited about the growth potential that Traco brings to Alcoa,” said Glen Morrison, President of Alcoa Building and Construction Systems. “Together we will offer our expanded customer base a comprehensive product portfolio to help them meet increasingly complex commercial construction requirements.”

TRACO, founded in 1943 as the Three Rivers Aluminum Company, employs 650 people at its one-million-square-foot headquarters and manufacturing operation in Cranberry Township, PA, north of Pittsburgh. Traco offers a full range of window and door manufacturing and services, including engineering, extrusion, finishing and electrostatic painting, glass insulation and tempering, and glass lamination.

Alcoa Building and Construction Systems is a global provider of architectural systems, services and building products to the construction market, serving customers throughout North America, Europe, North Africa, Asia and the Middle East. Alcoa Building and Construction Systems includes the Kawneer brand of architectural aluminum systems, and Alcoa Architectural Products. Kawneer designs, develops and sells windows, doors, curtain walls, sliding patio doors and conservatories throughout the world. Alcoa Architectural Products sells the Reynobond® aluminum composite material and Reynolux® brand of coil coated aluminum sheet. Alcoa Building and Construction Systems has 31 operating locations in 13 countries.

About Alcoa
Alcoa is the world’s leading producer of primary aluminum, fabricated aluminum and 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 eight 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 Additional information on Alcoa’s Building and Construction Systems businesses can be found at

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