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CONTACT: MILISSA REIERSON
JULY 27, 2005
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ALERIS INTERNATIONAL INC. RECEIVES COMMISSIONER’S AWARD OF EXCELLENCE
ALERIS INTERNATIONAL INC. (FORMERLY IMCO RECYCLING) WORKED
SINCE JANUARY 17, 2004, WITHOUT INJURY

NASHVILLE - Tennessee Department of Labor & Workforce Development Commissioner James Neeley announced that Aleris International Inc. (formerly IMCO Recycling) in Loudon, Tennessee, was chosen to receive the Commissioner’s Award of Excellence for Workplace Safety.

The Commissioner’s Award honors Tennessee employers and their employees who together have achieved a required number of hours worked without experiencing a lost workday case and have maintained total injury and illness incidence rates below the national average. The number of hours required is based on the size of the company. Aleris International Inc. (formerly IMCO Recycling) has worked since January 17, 2004, without a lost time injury.

The Tennessee Department of Labor & Workforce Development Safety Awards Program is designed to stimulate interest in accident prevention and to promote safety. The program recognizes manufacturing and construction firms throughout the state that achieve and maintain a safe and healthful workplace.

Commissioner Neeley today presented the Commissioner’s Award to Aleris International at the 28 th annual Tennessee Safety and Health Congress and Exposition held at the Gaylord Opryland Resort and Convention Center in Nashville.

To obtain an application or additional information on the Tennessee Occupational Safety and Health (TOSHA) Safety Awards Program, contact the safety grant manager in Nashville at (800) 325-9901 or (615) 741-5281.

Note: Photos are available upon request.

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