President Obama to Visit Alcoa’s Davenport, Iowa, Plant
June 27, 2011
Alcoa announced that U.S. President Barack Obama will tour its Davenport, Iowa, facility on Tuesday, June 28. Originally opened in 1948, the plant employs 2,000 people, and is a focal point of the global aluminum industry, generating approximately 25 percent of its revenues through exports.
Davenport is the manufacturing hub of Alcoa’s $3 billion aerospace business, producing high-tech alloys and wings for all major aircraft. The plant employs 2,000 people in high-tech aluminum sheet and plate manufacturing for the aerospace, defense, automotive and building and construction markets.
“It is a true honor that President Obama has chosen to visit Alcoa in Davenport, a great example of the high technical capabilities and innovation that makes U.S. manufacturing strong,” says Klaus Kleinfeld, Alcoa chairman and chief executive officer. He adds, “We have more jobs in Davenport today than before the crisis as we capture growing global demand for innovative products. We welcome the opportunity to share with the President our American manufacturing success story.”
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