MORE THAN 2,000 TONS OF EQUIPMENT TO ARRIVE AT CLEVELAND PORT FOR PRODUCTION OF F-35 STRIKE FIGHTER

Increased transport of project cargo through Cleveland’s waterfront is good news for local jobs

November 1, 2010 – Eleven massive pieces of project cargo, each weighing as much as a railroad locomotive, will be unloaded today at the Port of Cleveland and delivered to Alcoa’s Cleveland Works facility in Cuyahoga Heights. The shipment – weighing a total of 2,100 metric tons – includes structural components needed to refurbish Alcoa’s 50,000-ton forging press used to produce major parts for commercial and military aircraft, including the F-35 Strike Fighter.

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