Established in 1980, Alcoa World Alumina supplies alumina to a network of refineries and smelters in the world. It is a member of the Calhoun County community in Texas. The company operates a more than 3,000-acre refinery and a hydrate facility. Alcoa World Alumina has an aluminum production facility that is powered by natural gas. It also produces cryolite, lime, aluminum fluoride, caustic and chlorine. The company maintains a calcination department that produces wet filter cakes that are used in china dinnerware, synthetic marble and paper additives for sinks and electronic packaging. Alcoa World Alumina is a part of Alcoa Incorporated, which is one of the leading companies in the production and management of primary and fabricated aluminum and alumina in the world. The parent company has more than 87,000 employees in over 35 countries and serves the aerospace, automotive, packaging, building and construction, commercial transportation and industrial markets.