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Historic Cover Archive
1972 to 1970
cover image December 1972
December 1972
Caption: Molten aluminum fresh from the reduction pots is cast into 1200 pound sows. (Photo courtesy of the Aluminum Association.)
cover image October 1972
October 1972
Caption: Aluminum ingot is removed from vertical casting unit for storage prior to further processing into sheet, plate or foil. (Photo courtesy Aluminum Association.)
cover image August 1972
August 1972
Caption: No caption.
cover image June 1972
June 1972
Caption: World's largest rolling mill at Alcoa's Davenport, Louisiana, plant recently unveiled, rolls aluminum plate 210 inches wide.
cover image April 1972
April 1972
Caption: This new six-strand Mesta cold rolling mill is the world's fastest. Recently installed at Alcoa's Warrick, Indiana, sheet mill the computer-controlled mill is capable of spewing out aluminum sheet at more than a mile-and-a-half per minute. The mill rolls sheet 52 inches wide to an unprecedented precision, made possible by special quality control devices. Sheet from the new mill will go primarily to can manufacturers.
cover image February 1972
February 1972
Caption: Twenty-foot extrusions form a metal curtain on their way to the electrostatic paint line at Reynolds new aluminum building products plant at Ashville, Ohio.
cover image December 1971
December 1971
Caption: After extensive modification, Ravenswood's five-stand hot finishing mill can now produce hot rolled coils up to 103 inches wide and weighing up to 40,000 pounds. Kaiser Aluminum installed tandem rewind reels, widened the roll tables at the mill entrance, and widened the faces on all the work rolls and backup rolls.
cover image October 1971
October 1971
Caption: Five stand tandem continuous mill at Kaiser Aluminum's Trentwood, Washington, works reduces one inch slabs to sheet 1/10 inch thick at speeds up to 1000 feet per minute. (Photo courtesy Kaiser Aluminum.)
cover image August 1971
August 1971
Caption: Handling aluminum coils at Alcan's Oswego, New York rolling mill.
cover image June 1971
June 1971
Caption: New sixteen-strand Loma billet casting installation with automated handling at the Wieland-Werke in West Germany.
cover image April 1971
April 1971
Caption: Stretching wide aluminum plate in the 8 million pound stretcher at Alcoa's Davenport works.
cover image February 1971
February 1971
Caption: At Eastalco semi-automatic pot tending crane performs a number of different functions: it breaks the surface crust on the pot, replenishes the pot with alumina, removes and replaces old anode units, and taps the molten metal for transport to the casting facility.
cover image December 1970
December 1970
Caption: Three stand E. W. Bliss rolling bill at Alcan's Oswego, New York, plant.
cover image October 1970
October 1970
Caption: Equipment at right is trimming a coil of foil stock mounted on the "unwind" station of Alcoa's foil plant at Lebanon, Pennsylvania. Foil from this coil, which is 72 inches in diameter, will be used to package food and other products. Lebanon Works was built on 600 acres in the heart of Pennsylvania's Dutch country.
cover image August 1970
August 1970
Caption: Rolling aluminum at Alcoa's Tennessee Works.
cover image June 1970
June 1970
Caption: 168-inch United hot breakdown rolling mill at the Ravenswood, Virginia works of Kaiser Aluminum & Chemical Corporation.
cover image April 1970
April 1970
Caption: More than 800 miles of foil can be rolled from this largest aluminum ingot ever cast in a reduction plant of Reynolds Metals Company. It weighs 36,500 pounds and was cast at Reynolds plant at Troutdale, Oregon, using a special mold on Troutdale's direct chill casting unit. It measures 24 inches by 78 inches and is 17, 1/4 feet in length. Ingots 14.6 feet long are produced on a regular basis at Troutdale. After being rolled into sheet at Reynolds McCook, Illinois, plant it most likely will be rolled into foil in Richmond, Virginia, and Louisville, Kentucky.
cover image February 1970
February 1970
Caption: A coil of aluminum foil stock being trimmed at Alcoa's foil plant at Lebanon, Pennsylvania. Foil from this coil, which is 72 inches in diameter, will be used to package food and other products. Lebanon Works is on a 600-acre site in the heart of Pennsylvania's picturesque Dutch country.