North America

Alcoa Launches Multi-Year Portfolio Review

Alcoa Launches Multi-Year Portfolio Review

Pittsburgh aluminium pioneer Alcoa Corporation released results for the third quarter yesterday as well as announcing a multi-year portfolio review and an update to the firm’s strategic priorities. In the just-ended quarter, Alcoa reported a net loss of US$221 million, up from...


Rio Tinto BC Works Smelter Certified By Aluminium Stewardship Initiative

Anglo-Australian mining giant Rio Tinto Group announced the certification of BC Works smelter and Kemano Power Operations in Kitimat, British Columbia against the Aluminium Stewardship Initiative’s (ASI) Chain of Custody standard. As a result, the entirety of Rio Tinto’s operations in Canada are now certified to ASI’s standards. Rio Tinto says the certification is proof […]

Alcoa Selected As Aluminum Industry Leader For 2019 Dow Jones Sustainability Indices

Pittsburgh aluminium pioneer Alcoa Corporation has been named to the 2019 Dow Jones Sustainability Indices (DJSI) as an Aluminum Industry leader after a rigorous selection process and evaluation of its sustainability practices. The firm takes its place on the DJSI North America Index, which is a listing of the top fifth of North America’s 600 […]

United Steelworkers Accepts New Four-Year Labor Contract With Alcoa

Pittsburgh aluminium pioneer Alcoa Corporation and United Steelworkers (USW) said late last week that USW’s membership at Alcoa’s facilities voted overwhelmingly in favor of a new four-year labor agreement hammered out by negotiators for the two parties earlier this year. The agreement, which covers around 1,700 laborers at five plants, includes a 12-percent annual wage […]

Kaiser Aluminum Appoints Leo Gerard To Board Of Directors

California’s Kaiser Aluminum Corporation announced on Thursday the appointment of Leo W. Gerard to its board of directors, raising the board’s membership to an even dozen. Gerard joins the Kaiser Aluminum board fresh off his retirement from the position of International President of the United Steel, Paper and Forestry, Rubber, Manufacturing, Energy, Allied Industrial, and […]

Kobelco Opens Expansion At Kentucky Extruded Aluminium Automotive Parts Plant

Kobe Steel, Ltd’s U.S. subsidiary Kobelco Aluminum Products & Extrusions Inc. (KPEX) inaugurated a new aluminium extrusions plant in Bowling Green, Kentucky on Wednesday. The plant, which is one of two operated by Kobelco in Bowling Green, manufactures and sells aluminium extrusions and fabricated products to buyers in the United States. The plant runs an […]