Welcome to the National Aluminum Production Heritage Association
Our mission is the preservation of artifacts and history, related to production and products of the early aluminum industry for interpretive display, for a broad audience to understand our nation’s industrial heritage.
Charles Martin Hall
The C-SPAN School Bus crew visited Oberlin College and learned about Charles Martin Hall who discovered an efficient process to make aluminium. Hall went on to be one of the co-founders of Alcoa, with one of its earliest production facilities in Massena, NY recently celebrating its 120th anniversary. Click picture to view video.
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NAPHA is seeking to collect a range of aluminum products made by different aluminum producers, including…
NAPHA is seeking to collect a range of documents and photographs relating to the history of aluminum production in Massena, NY and other locations, including …
How to Reach NAPHA
The National Aluminum Production Heritage Association is headquartered in Massena, New York. Massena is home to the longest continuously operating aluminum smelter in the world. Alcoa began smelting in Massena in 1903, and Massena was also home to a Reynolds Metals plant for 60 years, General Motors aluminum casting operation and currently Arconic.