Alcoa Kawneer Products Shine Like All-Stars on Kansas City Stadium

July 10, 2012

KANSAS CITY, Mo.–Today, more than 11 million people will have their eyes on major league
baseball and Kauffman Stadium in Kansas City, Missouri, renovated with
Alcoa Kawneer architectural aluminum products, as it hosts the 83rd
Annual All-Star Baseball Game. As the sixth oldest stadium in Major
League Baseball, Kauffman Stadium, formerly known as Royals Stadium and
home to the Kansas City Royals, undertook a $220 million renovation that
incorporated several products from Alcoa’s Kawneer business.

Kawneer curtain wall, entrances and sliding doors can be seen throughout
the stadium in locations such as the Diamond Club, press boxes and
broadcasting booth as well as the suite area and Royals Hall of Fame
Club and Sports Bar.

“Kawneer is dedicated to delivering innovative products and solutions
that help achieve the design and performance goals for a range of
commercial applications, including stadiums like Kauffman Stadium,” said
Kimberly Ferro, Vice President, Marketing and Product Development for
Kawneer North America. “Products like our 990HT Sliding Door are ideal
for this sort of building application as it is a combination swing door
integrated with a multiple panel sliding door that allows fans to open
up most of the suite to the stadium itself. We are pleased to play a
role in this exciting event for Major League Baseball, and hope the fans
are pleased with what they see beyond the game.”

In addition, the large expanses of glass curtain wall provided by
Kawneer on the building’s exterior façade give the structure a look that
is unique among similar-sized sports stadiums.

To see the stadium and get a look at the Kawneer products featured
throughout, tune into the Major League Baseball All-Star Game at 7:30 ET
on Fox.

About Alcoa

Alcoa (NYSE:AA) 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 61,000 people in 31
countries across the world. More information can be found at

About Kawneer

With more than 100 years of innovation and experience, Kawneer North
America is headquartered in Norcross, GA, and is the leading
manufacturer of architectural aluminum products and systems for the
commercial construction industry. Kawneer is part of Alcoa’s global
Building and Construction Systems (BCS) business unit. Alcoa BCS
manufactures and markets architectural systems and products in North
America, Europe and Asia. 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, and has been active in all major aspects
of the industry for the past 120 years. For more information on Kawneer
or its products, please visit