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Alcoa Corporation (NYSE: AA) : Alcoa = Aluminum Company of America. American industrial corporation. It is the world's eighth largest producer of aluminum. It engages in all major aspects of the industry including technology, mining, refining, smelting, fabricating, and recycling. Industry : Metals. Russell 1000 Index component. Headquarters : Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States. In 1886, Charles Martin Hall discovered the process of smelting aluminium. In 1887, Hall made an agreement to try his process at the Electric Smelting and Aluminum Company, but it was not used. In 1888, Hall started the Pittsburgh Reduction Company with an experimental smelting plant. In 2016, Alcoa Inc. split into two new entities; (1) Alcoa Corporation, which is engaged in the mining and manufacture of raw aluminium, (2) Arconic, which processes aluminum and other metals.