Alcoa Among Top Ten Great Places to Work in Mexico

May 10, 2012

Alcoa ranked 7th Nationwide in the
Multinationals Category; #1 in the Country’s Northeast Region;
Recognized as Top-of-Class for Impartiality

NEW YORK–Alcoa (NYSE:AA) operations in Monterrey, Mexico has been recognized by
the Great Place to Work® Institute as one of the Top Ten Places to Work
in Mexico in the Multinationals category. The facility — part of Alcoa
Wheel and Transportation Products — placed #1 in the Northeast Region.
In 2011, Alcoa Monterrey was #12 on the national list; this time it
climbed to the 7th spot among the 900 companies that applied.

For the first time, The Great Place to Work® Institute also recognized
organizations that are top-of-class according to dimensions that
constitute the Institute’s model. Alcoa Monterrey received the award for
Impartiality – justice, fair rules and absence of discrimination.

“Having a positive and engaging work environment for our people is a
priority for us,” said Rolando Alanis, Monterrey Plant Manager. “People
are the key to achieve great things, and we have had the opportunity to
confirm this on several occasions. Respect, Open Communication, Clear
Objectives and a Trustworthy environment are the foundation for our
operation model.”

“We take great pride in joining this prestigious group of companies that
share a culture of trust, innovation and teamwork,” said Tim Myers,
President, Alcoa Wheel and Transportation Products. “We value our
employees’ contributions and strive to provide the tools and development
they need for both personal and professional success.”

Selection as a Great Place to Work involves a rigorous process of
analysis and assessment of the views of employees and corporate culture.

According to the criteria established by the Great Place to Work®
Institute Mexico, the main objectives of the rankings are to facilitate
knowledge management and sharing experiences among all those
organizations who know how to get the best results from business to
improve the quality of their workplaces.

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 he world. More information can be
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