North America

Noranda Alumina Reports Strongest Six-Month Production In Over Three Years

Noranda Alumina Reports Strongest Six-Month Production In Over Three Years

Noranda Alumina announced last week that the firm’s latest six-month production period was the strongest it’s been in over three years. According to the firm, operations refined about 590 thousand metric tons of alumina in the latter half of last year, equating...

Events

Ball Corporation Plans New Aluminium Beverage Can Plant For Bowling Green, Kentucky

Colorado’s Ball Corporation announced earlier this week its plans to construct a new aluminum end manufacturing facility in Kentucky. The firm intends to begin construction early next year. Ball’s new facility will produce sheet aluminium for use in beverage cans, which it intends to market to various regional and national customers. Noting the rise in […]

JW Aluminum Shutters Williamsport Plant

American flat-rolled aluminium producer JW Aluminum announced the closure of their plant in Williamsport, Pennsylvania by month’s end. The firm said it was seeking buyers for the plant, but at the moment the plant will shutter its operations. Stan Brant, Jr., Chief Executive Officer of JW Aluminum, elaborated on the decision in a related press […]

Strike At Constellium Aluminium Can Recycling Plant In Alabama Continues

A strike is currently underway at Constellium’s aluminium used beverage containers (UBCs) consuming mill in Muscle Shoals. According to a press release, about 200 members of United Steelworkers (USW) Local 200 walked off the job on December 15 due to an inability of management and labor to come to an accord on a contract at […]

Rio Tinto To Add US$8.4 Million Remelt Furnace For Reycled Aluminium In Quebec Plant

Anglo-Australian metals titan Rio Tinto Group announced a plan to increase the capacity of the recycling operations at Saguenay-Lac-Saint-Jean, Quebec, in order to offer more low-carbon and recycled aluminium to rolled aluminium buyers in North America. The US$8.4 million project will consist largely of the installation of a new remelt furnace in the Laterrière Plant’s […]