Alcan Cable website recognized by seventh annual International Business Awards

Atlanta, GA  8/11/2010

Alcan Cable, a business of Rio Tinto, recently received international recognition for its newly designed website by The 2010 International Business Awards, also known as The Stevie Awards. Alcan Cable’s website earned a Distinguished Honoree medal in the “Website & Blog” category for “Materials & Construction”.

“We are delighted that our newly designed website has been recognized by the Stevie Awards,” said Howard H. Atkins, V.P. Business Development and Marketing. “Our website was redesigned to become a more important and effective communication tool for Alcan Cable and this honor validates that we accomplished our objective.”

Alcan Cable partnered with Atlanta web developer Cool Blue Interactive to create a new website design and architecture that projects the company’s image and reputation as a leading supplier of aluminum cable in the electrical industry. Launched in February 2010, the multinational website ( represents Alcan Cable’s market presence in the U.S., Canada, Mexico and China.

The International Business Awards are the only global, all-encompassing business awards program honoring great performances in business. Alcan Cable’s website was selected from 1,700 entries received from organizations and individuals in more than 40 countries. Honorees were determined through two rounds of judging by professionals worldwide. Nicknamed the Stevie® for the Greek word “crowned,” the awards will be presented to honorees at a gala dinner on Monday, September 27, 2010 in the Ritz-Carlton Hotel in Istanbul, Turkey.

About The Stevie Awards

Stevie Awards are conferred in four programs: The American Business Awards, The International Business Awards, the Stevie Awards for Women in Business, and the Stevie Awards for Sales & Customer Service. Honoring companies of all types and sizes and the people behind them, the Stevies recognize outstanding performances in the workplace worldwide. Learn more about The Stevie Awards at

About Alcan Cable

Alcan Cable has provided its customers with quality products and outstanding customer service for over 100 years. With its headquarters in Atlanta, Georgia, Alcan Cable is a leading manufacturer of aluminum cable, modular wiring systems, and rod and strip products and has seven manufacturing operations – six in North America and one in China.

About Rio Tinto

Rio Tinto is a leading international mining group headquartered in the UK, combining Rio Tinto plc, a London and NYSE listed company, and Rio Tinto Limited, which is listed on the Australian Securities Exchange.

Rio Tinto's business is finding, mining, and processing mineral resources. Major products are aluminium, copper, diamonds, energy (coal and uranium), gold, industrial minerals (borax, titanium dioxide, salt, talc) and iron ore. Activities span the world but are strongly represented in Australia and North America with significant businesses in South America, Asia, Europe and southern Africa.

For further information, please contact:

Alcan Cable, Atlanta
Rhonda Buckley
Tel.: +1 770 392 2381

Rio Tinto, Montreal
Bryan Tucker
Tel.: +1 514 848 8066

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