Aluminerie Alouette wins a prestigious prize with the American Metal Market in New York

SEPT-ÎLES, QC, June 15, 2012 /CNW Telbec/ - Last June 12, at the American Metal Market Awards ceremony held in New York, Aluminerie Alouette was awarded a major honor. This event was part of the Annual Aluminium Summit. It is with great pride that the President and CEO, André Martel, received on behalf of Aluminerie Alouette, the prize in the "Aluminium Smelter Excellence" category.

"To receive this award is a great honor for all Alouette employees. In the last years, we have made remarkable progress particularly in health and safety, production, energy efficiency and environmental performance. Our continuous improvement approach and our commitment to constantly innovate have allowed us to differentiate ourselves both in the quality of our processes and our performance in general", says Mr. Martel.

This distinction was awarded following the jury's examination of our application file addressing management, human resources, results, commitment and the impact of Alouette in its communities.

"Alouette's participative management approach promotes the mobilization of all employees. This flexible management style facilitates a common understanding of issues and fosters teamwork, essential to a world-class performance. Through this teamwork and to the commitment to excellence by everyone, Aluminerie Alouette can be recognized internationally. This award occurs at very appropriate time as Alouette celebrates its 20th operations anniversary. The prize shines on all of us and confirms that Aluminerie Alouette is at the forefront of an increasingly competitive global market," said Mr. Martel.

The American Metal Market (AMM)
The AMM, based in New York, is an organization recognized as a source of information regarding the metals industry. It publishes a daily newsletter and hosts various conferences and industry forums. Among others, the 2nd Annual Aluminium Summit which was held June 11-13, 2012, gathered over 150 representatives from the industry. This year, for the first time, AMM rewarded the work and achievements of the best companies in the field of aluminium on an international scale.

Aluminerie Alouette Inc.
Established in 1992, Aluminerie Alouette is an independent aluminium producer. With 1,000 employees and an annual production capacity of 600,000 tons, it is the most important employer of Sept-Îles and the largest aluminium smelter in the Americas. Using cutting edge technology, Aluminerie Alouette is a world-wide reference for energy efficiency. The Sept-Îles plant exceeds government environmental standards.


SOURCE Aluminerie Alouette

For further information:

Marie-Claude Guimond
Manager, Communications
Aluminerie Alouette
Tel. : 418 964-7335
E-mail : mcguimond@alouette.qc.ca

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