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ALUMINUM APPLICATIONS – Alcan Joins Forces with GM, NRC

SAGUENAY, QUE. - ALCAN INC. will join auto-maker GENERAL MOTORS OF CANADA and the NATIONAL RESEARCH COUNCIL's Alum...



SAGUENAY, QUE. – ALCAN INC. will join auto-maker GENERAL MOTORS OF CANADA and the NATIONAL RESEARCH COUNCIL’s Aluminum Technology Centre to create ground-breaking techniques for new aluminum applications in automotive structures.

The joint research and development program began a few weeks ago, and the work being conducted at the NRC-ATC involves professionals from Alcan’s Arvida Research and Development Centre. Five new high-technology positions were created specifically for this initiative. In the long term, the program’s success is expected to lead to advanced applications in the automotive industry.

In 2002, Alcan announced that it would invest $10.5 million over five years in research and development activities related to aluminum fabrication in Qubec and in the Saguenay-Lac-Saint-Jean region, through an association with the NRC-ATC. For further information contact Corey Copeland at 514-848-8368, investor.relations@alcan.com.