Aluminum Company of America

Aluminum Company of America

Considered as one of the most important aluminum companies in the world, Alcoa is a fast-growing company, and has strong presence in local and overseas markets. The company’s two major competitors are Rusal and Rio Tinto Alcan.

The French Paul Heroult and the American Charles Martin Hall created an efficient process in the elaboration of smelting aluminum in 1886, then this technique was named the Hall-Herout process. After that, the aluminum production grew up significantly in the entire country and it expanded in almost ten states. The next year, Charles Martin Hall founded the first Smelting and Aluminum Company with electric System in New York.

Although the company had a downturn in the production, Hall created another important company in association with Alfred E. Hunt in 1888. The plant was established in Pennsylvania State in the city of Pittsburgh exactly.


Several years later, the company set a branch in the city of New Kensington and then another one near the Niagara Falls. The company had already become the most important aluminum supplier in the United States by1903.
In 1910 the company was renamed with the acronym of Alcoa. Nowadays, the company has important headquarters in different countries such as Iceland, United Kingdom, Ghana and Australia, just to mention a few.


Aluminum Company of America HeadQuarters

Aluminum Company of America

Street: Alcoa Corporate Center Isabella Street 201
City: Pittsburgh
State: PA
Zip Code: 15212

Contact Information

Phone: 412-553-4545
Stock Symbol: AA

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