KNOXVILLE, Tenn. – Congratulations to Alcoa for winning the Large Business of the Year category of this year’s Blount Partnership Business Excellence Awards. Ken McMillen, Alcoa operations manager, accepted the honor on behalf of the company at the Chamber’s Business Excellence Awards breakfast last week.
One of the 21 businesses honored at the event, Alcoa was lauded for its support of Blount County through business capital improvements, community betterment projects and funding of charitable programs. Lisa Hood Skinner, senior vice president at Ackermann PR, said she nominated Alcoa for the award “because Alcoa sets the ‘gold standard’ as a corporate entity that has consistently and continuously… in good times and bad… provided years of unwavering commitment to the region’s financial interests and community efforts.”
Alcoa’s Tennessee Operations is the world’s largest producer of rolled aluminum can sheet for beverage cans. It has been in operation in Blount County, Tenn. since 1913 and currently employs approximately 1,100 East Tennesseans in its Blount and Knox County locations.
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Representatives from Alcoa’s local operations proudly pose with their Large Business of the Year/ Blount Partnership Business Excellence Award.
Lisa Hood Skinner, left, senior vice president, Ackermann PR, congratulates Christy Newman, Alcoa community relations manager, on its Large Business Winner of the Year award. Skinner nominated Alcoa for the prestigious Blount Partnership Business Excellence Award. She submitted a package of information detailing Alcoa’s “gold standard of support” of Blount County through its capital improvements, community betterment projects and funding of charitable programs.