Alcoa Names Top Scrap Suppliers for 2010

September 29, 2010

PITTSBURGH--Alcoa North American Rolled Products (NARP) announced today the Top Ten Scrap Suppliers for aluminum recycling for 2010. NARP also announced the “Most Improved” Scrap Supplier for 2010. This recognition is part of Alcoa’s industry-leading recycling efforts and marks the sixth consecutive year Alcoa has recognized leading firms in recycling.

Top suppliers are measured on the following criteria: safety, quality, volume, and delivery performance. This program has been a key component of Alcoa’s plan to sustain the flow of material for aluminum recycling as challenging business conditions limited some availability. Alcoa has applied the same high purchasing standards used for its supply base since the inception of the awards program.

“We look to continue with this proven strategy, as NARP Scrap Purchasing looks to the future to meet our growing demand for recycled aluminum for our North American facilities,” said Leslie Shuman, Director of Strategy and Supply Chain for NARP.

In 2009, Alcoa recycled approximately 700,000 metric tons 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 NARP’s purchasing efforts.

The 2010 Top Ten Scrap Suppliers to NARP are:

American Iron and Metal LP [Montreal, Ontario]

Kripke Enterprises Inc. [Toledo, OH]

Metal Exchange Corp [St. Louis, MO]

Greenway Industries Corp [Toronto, Canada]

Metro Alloys Inc [East Point, GA]

Omnisource / Omnisource SE Corporation [Fort Wayne, Indiana; Lyman, SC]

Service Aluminum Corporation [Baltimore, MD]

Shapiro Sales [St. Louis, MO]

Smelter Service Corporation [Mount Pleasant, TN]

State Metal Industries [Camden, NJ]

The “Most Improved” Supplier of Scrap to NARP is:

Louis Padnos Iron & Metal Co. [Holland, MI]

About Alcoa

Alcoa (NYSE:AA) 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

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