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ALCOA TO SUPPLY ALUMINUM BUMPERS TO TOYOTA

 PITTSBURGH, Dec. 7 /PRNewswire/ -- Alcoa (NYSE: AA) will supply front and rear bumpers made of aluminum for the new Toyota Avalon beginning in the 1995 model year under a purchase order from Toyota Motor Manufacturing. Terms of the order were not disclosed.
 The high-strength aluminum bumpers, which will be covered with a painted polymer fascia on the assembled automobile, weigh 8.5 pounds (3.86 kg) each, compared to steel bumpers that can weigh as much as 20 pounds (9.09 kg) each. They will be manufactured at Delhi, La., by Alcoa's Tifton Aluminum subsidiary. The order is expected to create up to 15 jobs at the Delhi plant. The bumpers will be supplied to Toyota's assembly plant at Georgetown, Ky. Toyota currently builds Camrys at the plant, which is being expanded to assemble the new model.
 Announcing the contract, Alcoa said the design of the bumpers was completed over the past 18 months by Alcoa and Toyota designers and engineers in Japan and the United States. The order is the first placed by Toyota with a North American aluminum producer.
 The Alcoa/Toyota design employs advanced 7000 series aluminum alloys in multi-hollow extruded cross-sections. Alcoa said this results in bumpers that are light weight, yet provide excellent crash worthiness, and that are produced with short production lead times on low investment tooling.
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 /CONTACT: A.T. Posti of Alcoa, 412-553-4465/
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