May 27, 2008
Alcoa Wheel and Transportation Products New Retro Wheel Stands the Test of Time
Alcoa Wheel and Transportation Products, a Cleveland, Ohio-based business unit of Alcoa Inc. has introduced a new wheel with a "retro" look to celebrate 60 years of innovation and technology.
The new Retro Wheel incorporates styling from the past with innovation from today's technology. Alcoa will offer two new styles for the commercial vehicle aftermarket in a limited edition. Sizes include a 22.5 x 8.25 weighing 53 pounds and a 24.5 x 8.25 weighing 66 pounds. Both wheel styles have hub piloted mounting systems with a load rating of 7400 pounds.
The wheels offer all the advantages of Alcoa innovation including classic styling, one-piece forged strength, true running with better heat dissipation for extended tire and brake life, and a five-year limited warranty. They resist corrosion, so the good looks last and never need painting, thereby reducing maintenance costs.
About Alcoa Wheels and Transportation Products
Alcoa Wheel and Transportation Products, headquartered in Cleveland, Ohio, serves the commercial vehicle, automotive, and defense markets with products used in a range of applications including cast and forged aluminum wheels, aluminum space frames, specialized vacuum die cast products, niche products such as Dura-Bright(R) and Dura-Flange(R) wheels and M-Series(TM) medium truck wheels, as well as a variety of other aluminum components for these markets. AWTP is composed of three divisions: Transportation Products, Commercial Vehicle Wheels, and Automotive Wheels. It employs 2,800 people at 30 locations worldwide.
Alcoa (NYSE:AA) is the world leader in the production and management of primary aluminum, fabricated aluminum and alumina combined through its active and growing participation in all major aspects of the industry. Alcoa serves the aerospace, automotive, packaging, building and construction, commercial transportation and industrial markets, bringing design, engineering, production and other capabilities of Alcoa's businesses to customers. In addition to aluminum products and components including flat-rolled products, hard alloy extrusions, and forgings, Alcoa also markets Alcoa(R) wheels, fastening systems, precision and investment castings, structures and building systems. The Company has 97,000 employees in 34 countries and has been named one of the top most sustainable corporations in the world at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland. More information can be found at www.alcoa.com.