Alcoa’s EagleCam Soars to Top Among 25 Most Interesting Webcams of 2012
RIVERDALE, Iowa -- January 9, 2013
Alcoa’s EagleCam, located on Alcoa (NYSE:AA) property at its Davenport (Iowa)
Works facility, has been named one of the Top 25 most interesting webcams of
2012 by EarthCam.com. The Alcoa EagleCam is perched above a nest home to a
pair of bald eagles named Liberty and Justice.
In 2012, the camera was visited more than 12 million times by people from more
than 80 countries. “This award recognizes the impact our webcam is having
around the world,” said Rob Woodall, Director of Manufacturing at Alcoa's
Davenport Works. “The camera helps educate people on the resurgence eagles are
having in this part of the country and highlights our work to protect the
environment here in Iowa and everywhere Alcoa operates.”
Alcoa’s EagleCam first went online in early 2011. Since then, Liberty and
Justice have produced two sets of eaglets. In 2011 the pair raised a single
eaglet in the nest and in 2012 the pair successfully fledged three eaglets.
The eaglet fledged in 2011 was named Freedom in an online vote and the three
from 2012 were named Faith, Hope and Spirit following a poll where more than
200,000 votes were cast. The pair is expected to lay eggs for 2013 around the
second or third week in February and the eggs should hatch in late March.
This is the 14^th year EarthCam has named its top 25 list of most interesting
webcams. Other webcams named to the list for 2012 included the space jump by
Felix Baumgartner (from 128,000 feet above earth), the Costa Concordia
Recovery Cam in Italy and the Rockaway Beach Cam in New York. Judges for this
year’s competition included TV producers, bloggers and Jim Cantore
(meteorologist and storm tracker) from The Weather Channel.
For more information, visit www.alcoa.com/eaglecam and follow hashtag
#alcoaeaglecam on Twitter.
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. 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 125 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 11 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 30 countries across the world. For more
information, visit www.alcoa.com and follow @Alcoa on Twitter at
Christa Bowers, 212-836-2605
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