By Senators Snyder and L. Smith


     WHEREAS, The Washington State Senate notes that the fiftieth anniversary of the operation of the Reynolds Metals Company near Longview, Washington, in Cowlitz County will be held on September 13 and 14, 1991; and


     WHEREAS, Reynolds Metals Company, a producer of metals and other materials through its worldwide operations is a progressive company serving growth industries, and is dedicated to superior product quality and technological leadership, having been founded in 1919 as U. S. Foil Company and incorporated in 1928 under its present name, and becoming one of the world's largest producers of aluminum and aluminum products with 30,800 employees at more than 100 operations in 20 countries, including 64 plants in the United States, and a total production capacity of more than 1 million tons; and


     WHEREAS, Reynolds Metals Company is the world's leader in aluminum can-making technology, and is a pioneer and leader in aluminum can recycling with the nation's largest consumer recycling network; and


     WHEREAS, Reynolds Metals Company established its Longview Reduction Plant in 1941 because of a volatile world situation which made necessary an increase in the country's aluminum capacity in order to strengthen America for the inevitable world struggle; and


     WHEREAS, Reynolds operations in Cowlitz County, Washington, being comprised of the Longview Reduction Plant and the Longview Cable Plant and employs 1,200 people and pays over $61 million in annual wages and benefits and spends over $20 million in local purchases; and


     WHEREAS, Reynolds also operates an aluminum can manufacturing facility, a sales office, and a can recycling center near Seattle; and


     WHEREAS, The management and employees of Reynolds are actively involved in the improvement of the Longview area, and take great pride in working with local charities and organizations to make Longview a better place in which to live and work;


     NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, That the Washington State Senate wishes to congratulate the management and employees of Reynolds Metals Company on its sterling record, its economic base to the Longview area and the state of Washington, and its numerous and notable contributions to the Longview/Kelso area and the state on the occasion of their fiftieth anniversary celebration, and wishes them every future success.


I, Gordon A. Golob, Secretary of the Senate,

do hereby certify that this is a true and

correct copy of Senate Resolution 1991-8698,

adopted by the Senate June 25, 1991.





Secretary of the Senate