Alcan Aluminum Co

ALCAN INC. (now Rio Tinto Alcan) is a Montreal-based multinational corporation, the world's largest producer of aluminum and aluminum products. It originated in 1902 as the Northern Aluminum Co, the Canadian subsidiary of the Aluminum Company of America (Alcoa). In the 1920s Alcoa spun off its international operations to focus on the US domestic market. The Aluminum Company of Canada was created to manage these international assets; in 1928 it became an independent Canadian company. The name...

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