NEW YORK--(EON: Enhanced Online News)--Alcoa Corporation (NYSE: AA), a global leader in bauxite, alumina and aluminum products, today announced that it will consolidate administrative locations around the globe as it continues to streamline the Company and lower costs.
“We are taking every opportunity to streamline Alcoa to reduce complexity”
Alcoa will close its New York City office and move its global headquarters and principal executive office to its existing location in Pittsburgh as of September 1, 2017. In addition, within the next 18 months, another seven administrative locations across the U.S., Europe and Asia will also close and affected employees will relocate to remaining office locations or operating facilities or will telecommute. As a result of today’s announcement, Alcoa expects annual savings of $5 million in corporate overhead once the changes are fully implemented.
“We are taking every opportunity to streamline Alcoa to reduce complexity,” said Roy Harvey, Chief Executive Officer of Alcoa. “Today’s announcement is another step in our drive to be a more competitive, operator-centric Company, with smaller corporate overhead, focused on profitable and successful operations.”
As part of its strategic priority to reduce complexity, earlier this year, Alcoa consolidated its business units. The Company combined the aluminum smelting, cast products and rolled products businesses, along with the majority of the energy segment assets, into a new Alcoa Aluminum business unit. The Company’s three business units are Alcoa Bauxite, Alcoa Alumina and Alcoa Aluminum.
About Alcoa Corporation
Alcoa (NYSE: AA) is a global industry leader in bauxite, alumina, and aluminum products, with a strong portfolio of value-added cast and rolled products and substantial energy assets. Alcoa is built on a foundation of strong values and operating excellence dating back nearly 130 years to the world-changing discovery that made aluminum an affordable and vital part of modern life. Since inventing the aluminum industry, and throughout our history, our talented Alcoans have followed on with breakthrough innovations and best practices that have led to efficiency, safety, sustainability, and stronger communities wherever we operate. Visit us online at www.alcoa.com, follow @Alcoa on Twitter and on Facebook.
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