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|Traded as||NASDAQ: KALU|
|Founded||1946 in Washington state|
|Headquarters||Principal: Foothill Ranch, California
Operational: Washington state
|Key people||Jack A. Hockema - President and Chief Executive Officer|
|Revenue||US$1.1 billion (2005)|
Kaiser Aluminum is an American aluminum producer. The company was founded in 1946 by American industrialist Henry J. Kaiser. Kaiser entered the aluminum business by leasing, then purchasing three government-owned aluminum facilities in Washington state. These were the primary reduction plants at Mead and Tacoma, and the rolling mill at Trentwood. The company grew to be a vertically integrated aluminum producer. Kaiser currently owns 11 fabricating plants that can produce more than 400 million pounds (180,000 Tonnes) of aluminum annually. The company also owns a 49 percent interest in an aluminum smelter in Wales. The North American plants produce approximately 500 million pounds (225,000 Tonnes) per year of value-added sheet, plate, extrusions, forgings, rod, bar, and tube.
Kaiser Aluminum is headquartered in Foothill Ranch, California. In 2005, it recorded revenues of roughly $1.1 billion and employed more than 2,000 people at 11 fabricating facilities throughout North America.