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Government Committed To Environmental Protection: Jamaica PM Holness

Government Committed To Environmental Protection: Jamaica PM Holness

Jamaican Prime Minister Andrew Holness challenged notions put forth by expatriates in recent days regarding bauxite mining and the government’s commitment to environmental protection. Holness spoke to a New York radio program on Thursday in a break from his attendance at a...

Events

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 […]

Noranda Workers Seek Clarity From Jamaica’s Opposition Party Regarding Bauxite Mining Operations In Cockpit Country

Workers at Noranda’s operations in Jamaica sought clarity from Opposition Leader Peter Phillips on Friday regarding the People’s National Party’s (PNP) stance on continuing protests against Noranda’s operations in Cockpit Country. Per local media, Phillips was confronted by Noranda workers during a tour of the firm’s St. Ann operations. Noranda workers peppered him with questions […]

Equispheres Partners With McGill University On Aluminium Powder For Binder Jet 3D Printing

Canadian materials science company Equispheres teamed up with Montreal’s McGill University to develop an aluminium alloy powder capable of producing sinterable aluminium parts via binder jet additive manufacturing. Per Equispheres, the limiting factor in producing sinterable aluminium parts with 3D printing was the ever-present layer of aluminium oxide on aluminium powder, which causes rapid oxidation. […]