Ceramic Industry News

Alcoa Restructuring Salaried Workforce In Quad Cities

March 14, 2005
/ Print / Reprints /
ShareMore
/ Text Size+
Alcoa will soon restructure its salaried workforce in the Quad Cities (Davenport and Bettendorf, Iowa; Moline/East Moline and Rock Island, Ill.). The restructuring will result in a salaried workforce reduction of approximately 20%. At this time, hourly workforce reductions are not anticipated. "The reorganization will bring us more in line with our competitors," said Mick Wallis, president - North American Mill Products. "We must become leaner, more nimble, and able to change faster. The pace for improving our business is at a much higher rate than ever before, and all of us at Alcoa must feel an intense sense of urgency to meet the challenges before us." The final determination and communication of the changes will be made by mid-March. In addition to the salaried reduction, a hiring freeze for all employees has been in effect since December. "During 2004, Alcoa's Davenport Works hired nearly 400 new production employees to better meet increased demand from customers," explained Mark Vrablec, director of Manufacturing. "Orders for products we make in the Quad Cities are strong, but our cost structure is still too high to be as competitive as we need in order to survive in this globally competitive environment."

More information can be found at http://www.alcoa.com.

Did you enjoy this article? Click here to subscribe to Ceramic Industry Magazine.

You must login or register in order to post a comment.

Multimedia

Videos

Image Galleries

June 2014 Issue Highlights

Our June 2014 issue is now available!

Podcasts

Manufacturing Day 2014

Manufacturing Day organizers share their insights with Managing Editor Kelsey Seidler.

More Podcasts

Ceramic Industry Magazine

CI September 2014 cover

2014 September

You won't want to miss the CI Top 10, traditionally our most popular article of the year!

Table Of Contents Subscribe

THE CERAMIC INDUSTRY STORE

M:\General Shared\__AEC Store Katie Z\AEC Store\Images\Ceramics Industry\handbook of advanced ceramics.gif
Handbook of Advanced Ceramics Machining

Ceramics, with their unique properties and diverse applications, hold the potential to revolutionize many industries, including automotive and semiconductors.

More Products

Clear Seas Research

Clear Seas ResearchWith access to over one million professionals and more than 60 industry-specific publications,Clear Seas Research offers relevant insights from those who know your industry best. Let us customize a market research solution that exceeds your marketing goals.

Directories

CI Data Book July 2012

Ceramic Industry's Directories including Components, Equipment Digest, Services, Data Book & Buyers Guide, Materials Handbook and much more!

STAY CONNECTED

facebook_40px twitter_40px  youtube_40pxlinkedin_40google+ icon 40px