Our History

Kaiser Aluminum was founded in 1946 by legendary American industrialist, Henry J. Kaiser with the lease and eventual purchase of 3 aluminum facilities from the U.S. Government. “Henry J”, as he was known, was fond of saying “Having an aim is the key to achieving your best.” We have adhered to this maxim throughout Kaiser Aluminum’s strategic evolution. Today, we remain a leading producer of aluminum mill products for major suppliers and manufacturers in the aerospace, packaging, automotive and industrial markets.


In keeping with Henry J. Kaiser’s legacy, Kaiser Aluminum continues to be a sustaining brand as well as a recognized leader in metallurgy, process technology and innovative, highly engineered solutions in our chosen market segments. We remain committed to continuing a tradition of robust North American manufacturing expertise in aluminum processes and fabrication, now and into the future.


Building upon these elements of success has allowed Kaiser Aluminum to grow and provide a “Best in Class” experience to our customers for more than 75 years and continues to drive the company to achieve its best.