Eaglets Begin Hatching At Alcoa

March 19, 2012

You Can Watch The Hatching Process On The Alcoa

RIVERDALE, Iowa–The hatching of three eggs in an eagle’s nest near the giant Alcoa
(NYSE:AA) aluminum rolling mill in Iowa has started. Viewers from around
the world are connecting to the Alcoa EagleCam
to see if all three eggs in the nest hatch. This is the third year the
parent eagles, named Liberty and Justice, have used the nest and the
second year the Alcoa EagleCam has provided an opportunity to watch live.

“Alcoa employees are always proud to see their material flying through
the sky as part of a jet plane, hauling products across the country as
part of a truck or train, or improving gas mileage as part of the family
car, but right now they are also pretty proud of this pair of eagles
nesting at the plant,” said John Riches, Alcoa Davenport Community
Relations Manager.

Last year Alcoa’s “EagleCam” received nearly 1.5 million hits. “We are
proud to share this natural wonder around the globe,” Riches said. “We
believe it is a testament to the work our employees have done to reduce
air emissions and water use dramatically during the past couple of

Alcoa consulted with the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service before installing
the first camera nearly two years ago to make sure the nest was not
disturbed in the process. “We knew employees would be interested in
seeing the nest in real time. The interest from the community and beyond
has really been amazing,” said Riches. “We have had hits from dozens of
countries and virtually every continent.” Hundreds of schools in the
U.S. and around the world are tuning in as part of classroom activities.

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 ten consecutive years and approximately
75 percent of all of the aluminum ever produced since 1888 is still in
active use today. Alcoa employs approximately 61,000 people in 31
countries across the world. More information can be found at www.alcoa.com.