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About Sierra Aluminum
Prior to founding Sierra Aluminum Company, both Bill Hunter and Ed Hudon had been working in the extrusion industry for collectively more than 40 years. They felt that they could offer customers a better overall package than what existed in the industry at the time. With that Sierra Aluminum was founded in 1986.
  • 1987 – Production commences in Riverside, California in a 70,000 square foot building with a single 7 inch press and a horizontal paintline.
  • 1988 – A second 7 inch press is installed in Riverside.
  • 1990 – A 30,000 square foot billet casting facility is constructed, in Riverside, containing a melting furnace and a homogenizing furnace.
  • 1992 – The assets of a failing competitor, located in Fontana, California, are purchased. These assets include a 100,000 square foot manufacturing plant two 7 inch extrusion presses and a horizontal paintline. This purchase doubles the size of Sierra and provides a second location. With the duplication in extrusion equipment the decision is made to convert two of the 7 inch presses to 8 inch presses.
  • 1993 – Sierra leases a 30,000 square foot building and enters the commodity fabrication and architectural services businesses in Riverside.
  • 1995 – Sierra constructs an 85,000 square foot manufacturing facility, in Fontana. Installed in this facility are a vertical paintline and an anodizing line.
  • 1997 – Sierra constructs a new 55,000 square foot addition onto its existing Riverside extrusion facility. A new 9 inch extrusion press is installed in this addition.
  • 1998 – Sierra vacates the 30,000 square foot leased fabrication facility and in its place purchases a 38,000 square foot building in Riverside. The commodity fabrication and architectural services businesses are relocated into this purchased building.
  • 1999 – Sierra constructs a new 103,000 square foot extrusion manufacturing and distribution facility in Fontana. A new 8 inch extrusion press is installed in the facility. Due to our billet casting capacity now being too small to service our extrusion needs, a second melting furnace and homogenizing furnace are also constructed this same year in Riverside.
  • 2001 – The Sierra Aluminum Company Employee Stock Ownership Plan (ESOP) is created. The employees, through a trust, acquire a 37% ownership stake in the company.
  • 2005 – The Employee Stock Ownership Trust acquires an additional 17% ownership stake in Sierra Aluminum Company, bringing the total employee ownership in the company to 54%.
  • 2006 – The Employee Stock Ownership Trust acquires the final 46% outstanding ownership stake in Sierra Aluminum Company, bringing the total employee ownership in the company to 100%.
  • Sierra leases a 50,000 square foot building to further support the architectural services business in Riverside.
  • 2009 – Sierra installs an 800 kw solar power generation system on the roof of its 103,000 square foot Fontana extrusion facility. This system will supply almost the entire power needs of the facility.


Human Rights
The California Transparency in Supply Chains Act of 2010 requires that Sierra Aluminum Company disclose our efforts to eradicate slavery and human trafficking from our supply chain. While we do not believe that our supply chain engages in these crimes, we are required to have each of our suppliers certify that they do not use slavery or human trafficking in providing materials to us.

To that end, we are providing links to direct suppliers of tangible goods to us. These links provide written documentation supporting our efforts to eradicate slavery and human trafficking from our supply chain.

info.sen.ca.gov/pub/09-10/bill/sen/sb_0651-0700/sb_657_bill_20100930_chaptered.html

www.alcoa.com/global/en/about_alcoa/human_rights.asp
www.riotinto.com/ourapproach/17194_governance_systems.asp

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