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Ball Corp Partners With Blue Ocean To Provide Aluminium Cups To Walmart and Sam’s Club

Ball Corp Partners With Blue Ocean To Provide Aluminium Cups To Walmart and Sam’s Club

Colorado’s Ball Corporation announced on Monday a partnership with top omnichannel solutions provider Blue Ocean Innovative Solutions to introduce its infinitely recyclable aluminium beverage cup into Walmart and Sam’s Club locations throughout the United States. Debuted first in September last year, Ball...

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Jack Hockema To Step Down As Kaiser Aluminum CEO

California semi-fabricated aluminium producer Kaiser Aluminum Corporation announced on Monday the coming transition in its executive leadership, as CEO Jack A. Hockema will transition out of the role at the end of next month. The firm said Harvey will be succeeded by Keith A. Harvey, stepping up from his role as President and Chief Operating […]

Debate Over Reinstatement Of Section 232 Tariffs On Canadian Aluminium Heats Up As Implementation Of USMCA Approaches

The debate raged last week among aluminium industry movers and shakers regarding the propriety of reinstating Section 232 tariffs on imported aluminium into the United States after the final implementation of the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement at the beginning of next month. In comments before a Senate hearing on Wednesday, the U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer […]

Jamaican Parliament Mulling Reintroduction Of Bauxite Levy

A Jamaican member of parliament has requested that the body consider re-instituting the levy on bauxite mining operations due to the damage done to areas around mining operations over the years. Manchester Southern Member of Parliament Michael Stewart submitted the resolution earlier this week to the Economy and Production Committee of Jamaica’s House of Representatives, […]

Aluminum Extruders Council Calls For End To Trump Section 232 Tariffs

The Aluminum Extruders Council yesterday called upon the Trump Administration to end Section 232 tariffs on imported aluminium, noting the damage the penalties they say were misapplied has done to the domestic aluminium industry. The AEC began by citing its optimism in the new tariffs. However, after over four dozen aluminium industry executives testified to […]

Inslee Letter Fails To Stop Layoffs At Alcoa’s Ferndale Smelter

Only hours after receiving an offer of assistance from the state’s governor, Pittsburgh aluminium pioneer Alcoa Corp. began laying off workers in earnest at its smelter in Ferndale, Washington, likely signaling the end of production at the plant. Alcoa began handing out pink slips on Thursday to many of the plant’s 700-strong workforce, giving the […]