Kawneer Architectural Products Featured At Lucas Oil Stadium; Alcoa Foundation Promotes Recycling
Alcoa will be at Super Bowl XLVI this Sunday in Indianapolis, Ind., in more ways than one. The award-winning Lucas Oil Stadium, host site of the Super Bowl football game, features several products made by Alcoa’s Kawneer architectural aluminum products business. Alcoa Foundation is also contributing to the big game by helping the City of Indianapolis “go-green” by encouraging football fans to recycle their aluminum beverage cans.
Every visitor—including the lucky 67,000 fans with Super Bowl tickets—will pass through Kawneer’s 500 Tuffline® brand entrances as they go into the stadium. The Kawneer brand of frames, doors and hardware is designed to withstand high-traffic areas. In addition, more than 225,000 square feet of Kawneer’s curtain wall, which uses glass extensively, provides spectators with a magnificent view of the Indianapolis skyline from their seats.
Kawneer’s mark on Lucas Oil Stadium continues on the interior, where even more entrances and curtain wall systems are featured, as well as Kawneer sliding doors. These recyclable aluminum architectural products were produced at Alcoa plants in Springdale, Arkansas; Bloomsburg, Pennsylvania; and Visalia, California.
While Kawneer products have helped with the design of the stadium, Alcoa Foundation is making sure fans have a place to recycle their aluminum beverage cans. Through an Alcoa Foundation grant, the Indiana Recycling Coalition has been working closely with the 2012 Super Bowl Environmental Programs Committee to ”keep score” on recycling. In addition, the investment has enabled the coalition to purchase recycling bins and place them throughout the stadium and other public venues, making it easy for people to dispose of their recyclable aluminum containers responsibly. After the game, the bins will be donated to non-profit groups and youth sports programs in Indiana.
The Alcoa Foundation’s investment focuses on increasing awareness about the infinite recyclability of aluminum beverage cans, while also encouraging greater awareness about recycling “away from home” and “at home” while watching Super Bowl XLVI. The aluminum cans collected and recycled this weekend in Indianapolis and across the U.S. will be back on store shelves in 60 days as new aluminum beverage cans.
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 120 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 10 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 31 countries across the world. More information can be found at www.alcoa.com.
About Alcoa Foundation
Alcoa Foundation is one of the largest corporate foundations in the U.S., with assets of approximately US$446 million. Founded more than 50 years ago, Alcoa Foundation has invested more than US$550 million since 1952. In 2011, Alcoa Foundation contributed more than US$20 million to nonprofit organizations throughout the world, building innovative partnerships, engaging its people to improve the environment and educating tomorrow’s leaders. The work of Alcoa Foundation is further enhanced by Alcoa’s thousands of employee volunteers who share their energy, passion and purpose to make a difference in the communities where Alcoa operates. Through the company’s signature Month of Service program, in 2011, a record 56 percent of Alcoa employees took part in more than 1,200 events across 24 countries, reaching 81,000 children, serving 9,000 meals, planting 34,000 trees and supporting 1,800 nonprofit organizations. More information can be found at www.alcoafoundation.com.
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