03 September 2008

Alcan Cable, part of Alcan Engineered Products – a business unit of Rio Tinto Alcan – will celebrate the 35th anniversary of its Lapointe manufacturing facility in Saguenay–Lac-Saint-Jean on September 6 with an open house for employee [...]

Alcan Cable, part of Alcan Engineered Products – a business unit of Rio Tinto Alcan – will celebrate the 35th anniversary of its Lapointe manufacturing facility in Saguenay–Lac-Saint-Jean on September 6 with an open house for employees and their families.

The celebrations also mark the facility’s outstanding safety record at having achieved seven years without a lost time accident. 

Over the past 35 years, the Lapointe plant has consistently provided high quality aluminium rod products to our customers,” said Ian Hewett, president, Alcan Cable. “The Lapointe team has every reason to be proud of its manufacturing, customer service and safety accomplishments.

The Lapointe plant, located in Jonquière, Quebec, manufactures a full range of electrical and mechanical aluminium rod products. Its safety record reflects the employees’ focus and dedication to the company’s Health, Safety and Environment program.
 
Alcan Cable has provided its customers with quality products and outstanding customer service for over 100 years. Headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia, Alcan Cable is a leading manufacturer of aluminium cable, rod and strip products and has seven manufacturing operations – six in North America and one currently under construction in China.

About Rio Tinto

Rio Tinto is a leading international mining group headquartered in the UK, combining Rio Tinto plc, a London and NYSE listed company, and Rio Tinto Limited, which is listed on the Australian Securities Exchange.

Rio Tinto's business is finding, mining, and processing mineral resources. Major products are aluminium, copper, diamonds, energy (coal and uranium), gold, industrial minerals (borax, titanium dioxide, salt, talc) and iron ore. Activities span the world but are strongly represented in Australia and North America with significant businesses in South America, Asia, Europe and southern Africa.
 
Websites:
www.riotinto.com/riotintoalcan 
www.cable.alcan.com

Media contacts

Alcan Cable, Atlanta

Rio Tinto Alcan Media Relations, Canada