Alcoa, founded in in 1888, is the world’s third largest aluminum producer and the largest in the United States. Alcoa innovation has been behind major milestones in the aerospace, automotive, packaging, building and construction, commercial transportation, consumer electronics, and industrial markets over the past 125 years. With a facility in Lafayette, IN, Alcoa is heavily involved in the local community and as such is the official aluminum supplier of Purdue FSAE.