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November 25, 2015 9:57 AM ET

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Company Overview of Alcoa Wheel and Transportation Products Inc.

Company Overview

Alcoa Wheel and Transportation Products Inc. manufactures and supplies forged aluminum wheels for commercial vehicle, automotive, and defense markets. It offers medium truck wheels, as well as various other aluminum components for these markets. The company serves manufacturers, builders and drivers of automobiles, light trucks, trailers, RVs, buses, heavy trucks, and other applications. It sells its products through distributors in the United States, Canada, and Mexico. The company was founded in 1888 and is based in Cleveland, Ohio. Alcoa Wheel and Transportation Products Inc. operates as a subsidiary of Alcoa Inc.

1600 Harvard Avenue

Cleveland, OH 44105

United States

Founded in 1888



Key Executives for Alcoa Wheel and Transportation Products Inc.

Vice President and General Manager of Commercial Vehicle Wheels
Vice President and General Manager of Commercial Vehicle Wheels For Europe, Japan & South Africa
Vice President and General Manager of Alcoa Commercial Vehicle Wheels
Vice President and General Manager of Forged Specialty Wheels and Transportation Products
Compensation as of Fiscal Year 2015.

Alcoa Wheel and Transportation Products Inc. Key Developments

Alcoa Wheel and Transportation Products Introduces Forged Aluminum Wheel

Alcoa Wheel and Transportation Products has introduced a forged aluminum wheel that it calls the world's lightest wheel for heavy-duty trucks. The Ultra One wheel is just over half the weight of an equivalent-sized steel wheel. Replacing steel wheels with aluminum ones can help a big rig shed several hundred pounds, which has multiple benefits. Aside from lowering fuel consumption (which lowers emissions), the lighter wheels help offset the weight a truck gains from the pollution control equipment it must carry to satisfy federal emission standards. The reduced weight can also make it possible for trucks to carry more (or heavier) goods. To make the new wheels lighter and stronger, technicians at the Alcoa Technical Center invented the MagnaForce wheel alloy.

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