Alcoa Announces Winners of 2012 Core Carrier Awards

  Alcoa Announces Winners of 2012 Core Carrier Awards

Business Wire

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. -- February 25, 2013

Alcoa (NYSE:AA) announced the winners of its 2012 North America Core Carrier
Awards Program.

Commenting on the program, Tim Reyes, President of Alcoa Materials Management,
said, “The core carrier awards represent a successful partnership that has
been developed with our top transportation providers in North America. The
carriers we are recognizing have best met the criteria established to insure
the needs of Alcoa facilities.”

Ed Hamorsky, Director of Logistics and Transportation added, “This program
continues to drive more intimate business alignment and trust between Alcoa
and the core carriers that serve our plants. We continue to put a lot of focus
on deploying effective sourcing and execution strategies to reduce our
transportation spend. Many of the successes we have realized the past few
years are linked to creative solutions offered by our core carriers.”

United Parcel Service won the Alcoa Advantage in Transportation Award. The
award recognizes a carrier who leverages resources beyond traditional
transportation industry boundaries to deliver significant benefits to Alcoa.

For the second consecutive year, Hapag-Lloyd of Hamburg, Germany captured
Alcoa’s ocean carrier of the year award for best-in-class export and import
container service for North America. All of Alcoa’s core ocean carriers
received recognition plaques for their service during 2012.

CMI Freight-Trans, of Chicago, Illinois, earned recognition as Alcoa’s leading
intermodal distribution provider. The company continues to innovate and offer
solutions to capture additional Alcoa business.

USA Truck of Van Buren, Arkansas, enjoyed their inauguration as Alcoa’s Tier 1
carrier of the year for outstanding dry van service in North America. TMC
Transportation of Des Moines, Iowa, earned their 5^th consecutive carrier of
the year award for exemplary flatbed service. Remorquage St-Michel, Inc. of
St-Michel, Canada, won the Canadian carrier of the year award for a 6^th
straight year by providing superior truckload service between the U.S. and
Canada and within the provinces. Alcoa’s 14 Tier 1 carriers handled ~50% of
Alcoa’s North America motor carrier business.

The 10 carriers participating in the Tier 2 group carried approximately 23% of
Alcoa’s truckload freight in 2012. Mawson & Mawson of Langhorne, Pennsylvania
was a first-time winner in the flatbed category. Oberg Freight Company, of Ft.
Dodge, Iowa won its 3^rd straight carrier of the year award in the dry van

During the awards dinner, Michael Baird, National Sales Fleet Manager for
Alcoa’s Wheel and Transportation Products, presented market data to the
attending carriers regarding aluminum transportation applications for their

Following is the list of Alcoa Tier 1 Core Carriers:

2012 Alcoa Advantage in Transportation Award winner

United Parcel Service – Atlanta, Georgia

Alcoa Flatbed Tier 1 Core Carriers – U.S.

Builders Transportation, CO, LLC – Memphis, Tennessee

CRST Malone, Inc. – Birmingham, Alabama

Melton Truck Lines – Tulsa, Oklahoma

TMC Transportation – Des Moines, Iowa (2012 Carrier of the Year)

Alcoa Van Tier 1 Core Carriers – U.S.

Celadon Trucking Services, Inc. - Indianapolis, Indiana

Covenant Transport, Inc. - Chattanooga, Tennessee

Swift Transportation Corporation - Phoenix, Arizona

USA Truck, Inc. - Van Buren, Arkansas (2012 Carrier of the Year)

Alcoa Truckload Tier 1 Core Carriers – Canada

Dubois Transport, Napierville, QC

JCG Transport, Trois-Rivieres, QC

Remorquage St-Michel, Inc., St-Michel, QC (2012 Carrier of the Year)

Transnat Express, Inc., Plessisville, QC

Transport Robert, Boucherville, QC

Alcoa Intermodal Tier 1 Core Carrier

CMI Freight-Trans, Chicago, Illinois (2012 Carrier of the Year)

Alcoa Ocean Core Carriers

CMA-CGM, Marseilles, France

Hapag Lloyd, Hamburg, Germany (2012 Carrier of the Year)

Maersk Line, Copenhagen, Denmark

NYK Line, Tokyo, Japan

Alcoa Flatbed Tier 2 Core Carrier – U.S.

Mawson & Mawson, Langhorne, Pennsylvania (2012 Carrier of the Year)

Alcoa Van Tier 2 Core Carrier – U.S.

Oberg Freight Company, Fort Dodge, Iowa (2012 Carrier of the Year)

About Alcoa

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 and follow @Alcoa on Twitter at


Christa Bowers, 212-836-2605
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