[Wcsa - Wowtimes - Almanac Events & Achievements 2023] Turning points of Alcoa Corporation in 133 years of leading the world's aluminum production industry (1888)


(wcsa) Alcoa Corporation (an acronym for "Aluminum Company of America") is a Pittsburgh-based industrial corporation. Alcoa conducts operations in 10 countries. Alcoa is a major producer of primary aluminum, fabricated aluminum, and alumina combined, through its active and growing participation in all major aspects of the industry: technology, mining, refining, smelting, fabricating, and recycling.

On November 1, 2016, Alcoa Inc. split into two entities: a new one called Alcoa Corporation, which is engaged in the mining and manufacture of raw aluminum, and the renaming of Alcoa Inc. to Arconic Inc., which processes aluminum and other metals.



The company’s milestones:

1888: The company was first incorporated as The Pittsburgh Reduction Company and opened a pilot production facility on Smallman Street. That company went on to be known as Alcoa.

1895: Pittsburgh Reduction Company, eager to open new applications and enter new markets, enters the home cookware market with light, sturdy, no-rust teakettles.

1907: The company renamed to "The Aluminum Company of America"

1910: Alcoa Introduces Aluminum Foil.

1916: Alcoa's first aerospace alloy, 2017-T4, is a critical material for building the historic USS Shenandoah rigid airship.



1930: The company opened the World’s First Aluminum Research Laboratory in Pittsburgh.

1952: Featuring an all-aluminum exterior and many other innovative architectural elements, the Alcoa Building in Downtown Pittsburgh is completed.

1962: Alcoa works with the Pittsburgh Brewing Company to introduce easy-open aluminum pull tabs on cans of Pittsburgh Brewing's Iron City beer.

1969: From the beginning of the U.S. space program, Alcoa alloys and propellants help make many space milestones possible, from the first manned flight and the first moon landing to the 1980s Space Shuttle and International Space Station programs.

1979: Alcoa Recycling Company is incorporated to support the company’s goal of enhancing sustainability by increasing its recycling activity.

2004: Alcoa and Pittsburgh Brewing’s Iron City Beer Debut First Aluminum Bottle.



2016: Alcoa Separates into Two Independent Companies, Alcoa and Arconic

2020: Alcoa expands the Sustana™ line of products with the introduction of EcoSource™, the industry’s first low-carbon, smelter-grade alumina brand.

2022: ELYSIS aluminum is produced and sold at industrial scale for the first time, representing a major milestone in advancing the ELYSIS technology invented by Alcoa.

According to en.wikipedia; alcoa.com. Source of photos: internet

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