A Tiger plans to retire... ... After 66 years, long-time ENERGIZING! Every time employee plans to retire an aluminum can is Clyde Tidwell, a.k.a. "Tiger," will be retiring from Tennessee recycled, you save 95 percent of the energy it Operations after 66 years of consecutive service to the company takes to make a new can. - wow! No doubt, Tidwell's tenure at Alcoa represents the It saves landfill space too! longest number of years anyone has worked in the Alcoa system. DID YOU KNOW? It takes Plans are to celebrate Tiger's retirement in May. 10,200 megawatts of Congratulations Tiger! power to run a smelter for one day. That is the same amount that it would take to power an average of Applause ! 425,000 houses. EVERY CAN Capital investments for Tennessee COUNTS! Recycling just one aluminum can saves Thanks to the hard work by Tennessee Operations' enough energy to run a TV employees, more than $300 million in capital improvements is for 3 hours . anticipated to be invested back over the next three years. Highlights of the capital improvements include: - Two pusher preheat furnaces - New crusher and delac furnace - New fume extraction system - Chilhowee Dam generator rewinds - Transmission system improvements - smelter - smelter Congratulations on a job well done, and continue the hard work so that a good return on investment can be realized. Preparing our workforce... TN Ops receives grant from State Tennessee Operations has received a $1 million training grant from the State of Tennessee's Department of Economic and Community Development (ECD) to aid in workforce training initiatives over the next three years . ECD awarded the grant through its "Fast Track" job training assistance program, which is geared to new and existing businesses when associated with new investment for facilities or equipment, among other criteria. The grant will be used to offset costs of instructor time and certain safety training classes. Coming Soon...Homegrown TN Ops to release annual report Tennessee Operations will soon be releasing its 2006 annual report soon. Its theme, "Homegrown," focuses on Alcoa's long roots in East Tennessee. The report includes information about Tennessee's four operations: the Rigid Packaging Division, Primary Metals, Alcoa Power Generating, and Alcoa Materials Management in Knoxville. Plans are to publish the report in late March or early April.
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